It's so hard to find a good wife. One who will be obedient, submissive, and yet loving all at the same time. Your character is in his 40's- or possibly older, and never married. He's religious, and wants a good submissive wife.
So what's a man to do? Well, there is the young new lady in the office (me!)
who looks in need of a good, strong man to guide her, and 'correct' (read: discipline)... but he has to introduce her carefully to it, lead her to believe this is what she needs.
The religious thing is not a requirement, but a nice touch, yes? :)