Having a marketable skill
Women should keep in mind the need to have a marketable skill, even if their plan is to get married and live happily ever after with their husband supporting them.
My sister-in-law had a ministry to recent widows and she tells the story of many older women who, after they get over the shock of losing their husband, suddenly realize that he had little or no life insurance and that they do not have any income.
One of the women she ministered to was so unfamiliar with the ways of the business world that she started to work for someone, only to learn later that the person was paying her poverty-level wages. She was unable to maintain even a small house on her income and had to turn to her church for help.
She is in better financial shape these days, yet she has no money for anything except the bare necessities of life. If she had not been involved with a widows’ group, who knows where she would be today, since no one would have been aware of her extreme situation.
Have you known a widow or divorcee in a situation similar to the one I have just told you about? It would be great if you could share it with us (no names, please).