Y'all know me. I think the Lord works in a *myriad of ways* and there were some *lasting and happy marriages* in the Bible where the woman didn't wait on the man to...ask. However, this author's "method behind the madness" perspective and reasoning, I *do* support. It's definitely something to think about. *On the front end*:
"If you want to date guys you’ll be glad to marry one day, then don’t give him a pass on this first and important test. If a guy isn’t willing to take a risk, initiate and ask you out, he may not be marriage material in the first place. Do you really want to have to prod him to make important decisions for your family the rest of your lives together? You really want a man who’ll take risks for your family. If asking you out is too much, there’s a good chance marriage will be too much as well.
The converse is also true. A mature woman learns to come alongside the leadership of the men in her life; first, her father and then her husband. If she falls into the temptation of asking men out herself, not only is she letting him off easy, she’s showing that throughout their relationship she may struggle to let him lead. A woman who’ll take a position of initiative at the beginning of a relationship is demonstrating a bent toward controlling her surroundings, instead of waiting for and submitting to the leadership of her husband."
You can read the rest of "Why Women Should Never Ask" here.