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No. 0     Original Topic:  NOW MARRIED: the FULL LOVE STORY succeeded! (Christian friends, courtship, engagement)   
By:  doug_indianapolis   Gender: M   Age: 39   on  Mar 27, 2010 at 11:55 AM   Viewed 32447 times     
NOW MARRIED: the FULL LOVE STORY finally succeeded! (Christian friends, courtship, engagement, then a wedding. Now we are married FOREVER!)

Years of patient waiting & seeking God. Through many dangers, toils & snares we have already journeyed. Twas grace that brought us safe thus far, and GRACE will lead me home!

Please see my personal profile (by clicking on my picture or my user name link) & enjoy the encouragement blessing & grace of our Christian (Christ-centered) LOVE STORY. Just look at the added comments section (at the bottom of my profile) to see our full ENGAGEMENT & MARRIAGE story. WOW! The faithfulness of GOD's GRACE! AMAZING!!!

We met on Meet Christians in 2003. Sought God about His will during 2003-2005 & enjoyed a Christ-focused friendship. This became a deeper Christian courtship (from 2004-2007). Became formally engaged in 2008. GOT MARRIED in 2009! Now we are HAPPILY MARRIED for a LIFETIME! In Christ. Our whole approach to courtship & romance is simply this: SEEK GOD FIRST Matt. 6:33 Once we find "the ONE," stay TRUE to that ONE, then PURSUE marriage, by God's permission & confirming grace. Wait on the right time. Stay virgins until you get married. THEN walk out the commitment of grace & love. The Lord gave me these principles to guide my future marriage: "I still love you no matter how many times you hurt me." Jer. 31:3, Hosea chapters 1 & 2. On the day of our wedding, my bride & I proposed our wedding theme to be the motto of our marriage: "Love is a COMMITMENT that lasts for a lifetime." After years of faithful & patient waiting, we GOT MARRIED gloriously & amazingly, by God's grace, in 12/2009. About two months after our wedding, the Lord spoke to my heart quietly & very clearly one day saying: "Keep your commitment NO MATTER WHAT." (There are times like this when you know GOD is REALLY TALKING to YOU.) I believe (& have experienced that GOD is the Author & Designer of marriage. If we humble ourselves & seek Him, the Lord can make "everything beautiful in His time."

Please see my personal profile (by clicking on my picture or my user name link) & enjoy the encouragement blessing & grace of our Christian (Christ-centered) LOVE STORY. Just look at the added comments section (at the bottom of my profile) to see our full ENGAGEMENT & MARRIAGE story. WOW! The faithfulness of GOD's GRACE! AMAZING!!!




No. 1     Reply: Re: NOW MARRIED: the FULL LOVE STORY succeeded! (Christian friends, courtship, engagement   
By:  Gary208   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Mar 28, 2010 at 12:08 PM     
Amen Doug, Amen!

And belated congratulations to you both!

May God Bless

TTUL
Gary
No. 2     Reply: Gary, thanks for your response (you seem to be the consistent "cheering section") THANKS!   
By:  doug_indianapolis   Gender: M   Age: 39   on  Apr 8, 2010 at 9:46 PM     

Gary, thanks for your response to my engaged & married success story posts. You seem to be the consistent "cheering section." THANKS! I notice you keep popping up as the responding person in my 3 success story posts. THANKS for being a nice, consistent "cheering section!" The scripture says: "Encourage each other & all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 3:13 & 10:25 May Jesus & His Presence & Word come richly upon you & your family as DAILY BREAD!
No. 3     Reply: Re: NOW MARRIED: the FULL LOVE STORY succeeded! (Christian friends, courtship, engagement   
By:  Gary208   Gender: M   Age: 62   on  Apr 9, 2010 at 7:40 AM     
Why thank you Doug!

I read every new post that appears here, sometimes I wait to see if someone else has a comment first, just so I don't seem to dominate this section.
But by the same token, I feel bad when I see someone return with a wonderful Success Story and it appears no one pays a bit of attention to it. So I post so you know it IS being read.

I take just the opposite position on Prayer Requests though! I read every one, offer up my prayers to the Lord based on their request, but remain silent, except for rare occasions. The request was made, I offered up my prayer in secret and the world don't need to know about it, else it negates the purpose of the prayer. But sometimes the person needs to KNOW someone is listening and praying for them so their countenance does not fall lower.

I wish more members read these Success Stories! They sure are uplifting!

But I guess for some, they may be disheartening also.
Many of us are blessed greatly by the Lord and would love to share with others. However, so doing may cause a brother or sister to stumble also.
They may feel that, why was this person or that persons prayers answered and mine were not? I know I'm NOT deserving of the many blessings the Lord has showered upon me, and often see others that I feel are much more deserving, but blessings never seem to flow their way.
The answer to their prayers may not be what they were expecting them to be, and this causes them to miss the blessing at the time, sometimes until years later when they can look back on the situation and see the Lord did have His hand in the turn of events, and they were for the better, changed their course, etc.

May God Bless

TTUL
Gary
No. 4     Reply: Re: NOW MARRIED: the FULL LOVE STORY succeeded! (Christian friends, courtship, engagement   
By:  Keisha   Gender: F   Age: 28   on  May 1, 2010 at 3:26 PM     
I missed seeing this until just now. Congratulations to both of you! I wish you every happiness.
No. 5     Reply: Re: NOW MARRIED: the FULL LOVE STORY succeeded! (Christian friends, courtship, engagement   
By:  brunowright238   Gender: M   Age: 35   on  May 1, 2010 at 5:50 PM     
I am so happy for you both, this is an indication that with God, all things are possible.I also want to thank MC for providing the medium that lead to this.I wish you all the best today and in the days to come.
No. 6     Reply: Keisha & bruno, thanks Re: NOW MARRIED: the FULL LOVE STORY succeeded!   
By:  doug_indianapolis   Gender: M   Age: 39   on  Jun 3, 2010 at 12:29 AM     
Keisha & bruno, thanks for those nice words of congratulations & thanksgiving to the Lord! Indeed JESUS HIMSELF is worthy of all GLORY, HONOR, BLESSING & PRAISE! Indeed (James 1 says) "EVERY GOOD & perfect gift COMES from ABOVE, from the Father!" Hallelujah!
No. 7     Reply: Love is a commitment that LASTS for a LIFETIME!   
By:  doug_indianapolis   Gender: M   Age: 39   on  Jun 3, 2010 at 1:17 AM     
May everyone remember: "Love is a commitment that LASTS for a LIFETIME!"

This phrase was the THEME of my wedding in 2009 the day I became married with a wonderful Christian missionary girl I met here on MC.)

The Lord's heart in marriage is revealed in Jeremiah 31:3 "I have loved you with an EVERLASTING LOVE!" That is how LONG marriage is designed by the Lord to last: for a LIFETIME! With Jesus at the center. And seeking God at the heart.

James 1 says: "EVERY GOOD & perfect gift COMES from ABOVE, from the Father!" Hallelujah!

I met my beloved here on MC & we also are NOW MARRIED!

Congratulations to all who marry according to the plan & will of God & KEEP their COMMITMENT & LOVE held TOGETHER living to serve Jesus for a LIFETIME! Hallelujah!

Indeed JESUS HIMSELF is worthy of all GLORY, HONOR, BLESSING & PRAISE!

NOW MARRIED: the FULL LOVE STORY succeeded!

No. 8     Reply: Link to truths from God's Word about marriage   
By:  doug_indianapolis   Gender: M   Age: 39   on  Jul 16, 2010 at 6:14 PM     
Here is an edifying link to helpful truths from God's Word about marriage: http://www.macindy.com/ms/Marriage1forLife.htm