Islamic marriage sites and muslim marriage sites are over piled up with the profiles of widows (with and without children). One may consider hosting widows in your homes even as first wife or one wife. An entry of a matured lady can sort out many issues in the family which cannot be done by professional counsellors at times.
Some worthy reasons for marrying a widow
A Sunnah Revived is Deen revived
Khadijah (Allah be pleased with her) the first wife of the Prophet (Allah be pleased with him) was a widow and 25 years older to him. His second wife, Sauda (Allah be pleased with her ) was also a widow and had a son. Among the rest of his wives, Hafsa, the daughter of Umar ibnul Khattab (Allah be pleased with them both) was also a widow and so was Umm Salamah (Allah be pleased with her) also a widow with kids.
A widow can be a moral support
When the Prophet (peace be upon him) was visited by Jibrael for the first time in the cave of hira, he returned home with a terrible fear. It was his wife Khadijah who comforted him and assured him of security from Allah.
A widow can give you sound advice
It was the Umm Salamah (Allah be pleased with her) who suggested the Prophet (peace be upon him) how to deal with the situation when the sahaba were upset with the treaty of Hudaibiya
Widows are experience and matured in running a family
Jabir bin Abdullah (Allah be pleased with him) was only eighteen when his father died a martyr at Uhud, leaving behind six daughters. His mother had already died earlier, so he did not marry a young girl but an older one who could take care of them and look after them. The Prophet (peace be upon him) agreed, “You have made a correct choice.”
Jabir was only eighteen at that time, thus even a young man can marry a widow in many such cases.
Sunnah aided with wisdom, moral support and experience makes a house happily settle and marrying a widow is one such way to achieve