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Offline Putnik Namernik

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To be ready?
« on: March 17, 2014, 11:02:30 PM »
For those who are married or are about to get married I ask: how do/did you know? How did you know you wanted to get married and how did you know that you were marrying the right person. Many thanks :)

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Re: To be ready?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 11:19:42 PM »
I asked God to help me find a good Christian spouse.

I would only date a person whom I had met at at Christian gathering.

He had to lead me closer to Christ and be open to pray with me.

And I hoped that he would be tall, blonde, and attractive.

Well, within 6 months, I found my future husband.
He had not been baptized but wanted to become a Christian.
So, he was accepted as a catechumen and was baptized about one month before our wedding.



The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: To be ready?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 09:10:30 AM »
I didn't see myself being with or having any future with any other woman.
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Re: To be ready?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 09:29:42 AM »
I asked God to help me find a good Christian spouse.

I would only date a person whom I had met at at Christian gathering.

He had to lead me closer to Christ and be open to pray with me.

And I hoped that he would be tall, blonde, and attractive.

Well, within 6 months, I found my future husband.
He had not been baptized but wanted to become a Christian.
So, he was accepted as a catechumen and was baptized about one month before our wedding.


So....is he tall, blonde, and attractive?
Conquer evil men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. With the afflicted be afflicted in mind. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.
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