When you are seeking for a wife, ask God

 

If you are looking for a wife, don’t seek the help of people, but ask God. Tell him “Whoever you want, that one send her to me, through your Grace.”

If you are looking for a wife, don’t seek the help of people, but ask God. Tell him “Whoever you want, that one send her to me, through your Grace.” Leave this in His hands and He will reward you for this honour.

(Translated from Sfântul Ioan Gură de Aur, Cum să întemeiem o familie ortodoxă, Editura Sophia, București, 2011, p. 7)