When we consider the characteristics of a spouse in the roles in which God created them, a number of critical characteristics come to mind. These characteristics take on even more significance when we consider them as characteristics of the bride of Christ, in preparation for marriage to the bridegroom. What are the characteristics God the Father is seeking in the Bride? Why are these characteristics important? What can we be doing as christians in this modern era to put on these characteristics in order to draw nearer to our husband and prepare for the wedding of the lamb?