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The Ball Starts Rolling...

One day I had lunch with my brother Anton, who was nine at the time and was considering getting a girlfriend. I told him that I didn't see a point in having a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship with a girl unless he was to marry her sometime later and in my opinion, he was a bit too young :-) I also told him about my agreement with God and that I still didn't have a girlfriend but was waiting for God to find one for me. My brother agreed that it was a good way to deal with it.

I mentioned that conversation to Mark and Catherine one evening. Suddenly, Catherine became very sad and quiet. I couldn't figure out what happened, but since it was late, we just dropped her off and went home. The next day, after our church service, I asked her why she was so upset and acted funny. "I just want to understand whether we are just friends or something more," she said. "I thought we were something more." We agreed to get together alone a little later that day and discuss the situation.

Why am I always the last one to know?

That night we went to my usual thinking place, the mountains, where we talked in the car. I told her my story and that God didn't say anything about her being my wife. She said, that God told her, that I was going to be her husband! First, it was nice to hear that there are other people talking to God the way I do (I must not be such a nut case ;-) Second, I was surprised that God told her that, but didn't tell me any such thing! We went home and decided not to see each other until I figured out what was going on.

The next day I went to a park to have a man-to-man talk with God :-) During our conversation He confirmed that she indeed was The Promised One and reminded me that He did not say whether she was or wasn't my future wife last time I asked Him. All this time I had to fight these thoughts in my mind, and for what?! I felt so silly! I saw God laughing his head off and having a good time.

"It was good for you not to know for a while," He said. "Plus you became a stronger prayer warrior." "But what about the spot on her arm? Where is it?" - I asked. "Do you remember when I asked you to give Her up? I wanted you to give up your dream, so I can give you mine instead. Don't you think it's better?" - was His reply. I smiled. "She sure is. You definitely have the best girls tucked away for those who serve You."

Happily Ever After...

I was convinced. On December 14, 1995 (her birthday), I asked Her to be my wife. To this day that date is as special as our wedding date. It was the day we became husband and wife in our hearts. On March 24, 1996 we were officially married.

Marriage is a wonderful thing; if done properly it can help you greatly and be one of the keys to real happiness, but it requires some work and some sacrifices. Knowing that most people get married without asking God's advice first, explains the divorce rate in the world. Sadly, it seems like many people tend to take the easy road, give up and either try again with someone else, most of the time repeating exact same mistakes, or just totally give up on marriage, missing out on a great blessing that it can be. Would you like to say something about the subject? Use this contact form.

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