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The Life & Times of DjembeQueen as I start another Blogging expedition This blog is more of the web as I come across websites & online articles which I like & want others to know about with some comments of my own

Friday, October 27, 2006

dinner please

Hi Hubby;

I’d like to do steak for dinner & have your co-operation rather than a repeat of the last 2 times I’ve tried to discuss the finances with you

Back in early 04 that worked for us & we need to get back to those bi-monthly meetings to get clear what’s needed for the budgeting

I’ve been trying to work with you, what I need from you is less attitude & more co-operation ok & an open mind instead of negativity

Cya after work

I’m already dressed & ready


RE: moochers in all their glory

I forgot to put in the wedding pics link – that’s the wedding pics above

Moocher Joe is the groom = looks like actor Tim curry without a chin

& Moocher Dan is best man – lol ok the ultimate in friendship since they’ve both had the slut in addition to Bryon who was also invited to the wedding & the after party

I am pretty sure that none of them actually think, that’s why they drink – not sure about Joe but I do know for certain that Dan is 3 yrs younger that Byron – as old as Dan looks you’d think he was 3 yrs older than me! Ok that is bad I’m 6 yrs older than moocher Dan but he looks like he’s older!! Stop drinking folks it ages you quickly – even robin with a professional makeup & hair done for the wedding looks much older than she actually is – shame what drinking will do to people’s mind & body

-----Original Message-----
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 7:22 PM

Subject: Re: mochers in all their glory

looks like a lot of fun.... if I was 18. Sheesh what are they thinking.

----- Original Message ----

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 11:55:59 PM
Subject: mochers in all their glory

the link above should bring u to the public pics showing last weekends moocher bash – the poison pu$$y & moocher joe did go thru with the wedding after all

every last one of these crazy fools needs prayers for salvation & deliverance from the curse of alcoholism & adultery half of the guys are on their 2nd marriage

Thursday, October 26, 2006

A Word From Bill

Very interesting article by preacher / teacher Bill Cloud about 9/11 in view of biblical predictions & patterns from the books of Job & John 10

A Word From Bill

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

mochers in all their glory

the link above should bring u to the public pics showing last weekends moocher bash – the poison pu$$y & moocher joe did go thru with the wedding after all

every last one of these crazy fools needs prayers for salvation & deliverance from the curse of alcoholism & adultery half of the guys are on their 2nd marriage

Friday, October 20, 2006

FW: [marriagerestoration] Doreen's Daily Delights - Oct 20 - The Tendency To Give Up

Tonight Spiritual Life Fellowship 2 churches is having an Intercessory Prayer Vigil

We’re coming together tonight to Pray & Fast for Our Churches, Our Christian Brothers & Sisters in Other Nations, Our Nation, Our World & Our Families

Fasting & Praying Starting at 7pm until 5am tomorrow morning

I’ve got a few prayer cards which I’ll be bringing into to pray over lifting up our groups

If you’d like me to add a prayer card for you personally please email me

Also during this time period join us in your own home or church &

Fast from evening until morning while reading your bible & saying your prayers

So that we may be in agreement to claim the victory of our family restorations

Husband & Wife: [First Names Last Initial] (Byron & Theresa T.)

Restore this Marriage established in [year married] (1992)

Children: [just their sex & age] (Daughter 23 Son 22 & G-son 6)

State & Country: [that your Family home is/will be located] (Hartford, CT USA)

Remove from this marriage All UnGodly Influences & any OM/OW:

(Robin G. & Moocher Gang from Comcast Cable)

Bring to Salvation the following family members & friends:

(Husband = Byron T., Windsor, CT;

FiL & MiL = Jim J. & Mary J., Windsor, Ct;

Brother = James J.4, Hopewell Jct., NY

Uncle & Aunt & young cousin = Rodney, Theron, & Trevor J., Alexandria, VA

Aunt & young cousin = Judy K. & Aaron M., Los Angeles, CA

Best Friend = Donnell H., East Hartford, CT)

Heal the following friends & family members:

(Uncle Jesse J., Hopewell Jct., NY

Mark P., Saginaw, TX

Charita M., Hartford, CT)

Financial Type & Protective Needs:

(Mickey & Cesar E., El Paso, TX = Housing

Lovette C., Hartford, CT = Guidance & Additional Earnings

Andre C., Sasebo, Japan = Protection, & Guidance

Charita M., Hartford, CT = Guidance

Copy & paste & below & email me the prayer requests

Husband & Wife:

Restore this Marriage established in:


State & Country:

Remove from this marriage All UnGodly influences & any OM/OW:

Bring to Salvation the following family members & friends:

Heal the following friends & family members:

Financial Type & Protective Needs:

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of marriagerestoration
Friday, October 20, 2006 10:56 AM
Subject: [marriagerestoration] Doreen's Daily Delights - Oct 20 - The Tendency To Give Up

The Tendency To Give Up

I am aware that depression, despair, and discouragement fill the
hearts of countless standers who deem their lives worthless and their
circumstances hopeless in spite of the promises of our Lord.

There is a growing tendency to give up, and to give in among us. Some
of you are crumbling under the pressures of every day life and as a
result you are bailing out of your stands for restoration, and your
commitments. Though retreating in defeat may be the easy way out, it
is the long way to recovery and fulfillment because it only provides a
temporary fix to a deeper problem. Please don't be a quitter. God
does not admire a quitter.

A band aid will only hide burned skin, it can never restore it because
burns heal from the inside out. Likewise, people can ease the pain of
their hopelessness for a time with human endeavors, but true and
lasting healing cannot begin until we recognize that Jesus is the
Great Physician, and He alone knows how to heal our pain. Only His
prescription for our healing will have a lasting effect. We need to
wait on God and hold on, we need to persevere and not try to do this
in our own strength. We need not look on the circumstances that
surround you, but continue to keep your eyes focus on Jesus.

Job was a man who had every reason to lose his hope and forsake the
God who had once showered his life with blessings. In one day his 10
children were killed, his servants were murdered, and his sheep and
oxen were stolen by raiding enemies. Following these tragic events,
Job "fell to the ground in worship . . . and said "The Lord gave and
the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised." (Job
1:20). What an amazing testimony Job had. Even facing the greatest
trials of his life, he still offered praise to God because He knew God
was sovereign.

Later after his friends unjustly rebuked him, his wife criticized him,
and his body was afflicted with painful boils, he said, "Though He
(God) slay me, yet I will hope in Him." Job was making a conscious
decision to put His hope in God. And he was right to hope in God.
As a result of His faith, Job's family and fortune were later
restored to him. Psalm 34: 4, 19 says, "I sought the Lord and He
answered me; He delivered me from all my fears . . . A righteous man
may have many troubles; but the Lord delivers Him from them all."

Today your circumstances may seem as if you are walking through the
most desolate desert, the most barren wasteland, or the darkest
wilderness you have ever experienced, but do not lose hope. Remember
it is only in the dark that you can see the stars. Please know that
"Somewhere in this trial the Lord's will must be hidden, and you must
accept His will whether known or unknown . . . Say 'Thy will be done!'
again and again."

Shut out every thought but the one thought of submission to His will
and of trust in His love." Today God wants to renew your hope. Trust
Him and don't listen to the devil's lies that your situation will
never change. The only thing that never changes is God and since He
promises to provide for all your needs and deliver you from all your
fears He will prove Himself faithful. God has a good track record.
He has NEVER, NEVER, failed in anything. Trust Him today to work
through your circumstances.

The one thing you can count on is that God will never fail to keep His
promises to you. With Jesus the best is always yet to come. Hold on,
don't give up or give in.

May the Lord bless you.

Be encouraged

Pastor Doreen
2778 NW 193 Terr. Miami, FL 33056

Please prayerfully consider supporting this ministry by planting a
seed so we can continue to help the hurting. God is no man's
debtor. Remember, in order to reap, we must sow. May God bless you.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

USS Harpers Ferry in the NEWS!

My baby boy is out there doing his thing – Based in Sasebo Japan they’re now on their way doing a “good deed”

Proud Navy Mom passing on the news to you all – Continue to lift up our men & women of the armed forces in your prayers for their safety while they protect & serve our nation as well as others

Marine Corps News

USS Harpers Ferry to transport five donated ambulances to southern Philippine provinces

Oct. 18, 2006; Submitted on: 10/18/2006 06:59:04 PM ; Story ID#: 2006101818594

By Lance Cpl. David Rogers, 31st MEU

PHILIPPINES (Oct. 18, 2006) –

U.S. Sailors from the Essex Amphibious Ready Group along with embarked U.S. Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit are helping a U.S. foundation transport five ambulances from Subic Bay Freeport to the southern island of Zamboanga in the Republic of the Philippines as part of Project Handclasp.

The 3P (Promotion of Peace and Prosperity in the Philippines) USA Foundation, a Seattle-based, non-governmental agency has purchased 14 Ford F350 ambulances from American Medical Response, an ambulance service provider out of Boston, so that the ambulances can be donated to places throughout the Philippines in the effort to bring better medical supplies and capabilities to the more disadvantaged provinces.

Five of the ambulances were loaded on to a landing craft utility for transport to the USS Harpers Ferry Oct. 18 so they can be further transported to Zamboanga and later distributed among the southern provinces of Zamboanga, Jolo and Tawi Tawi in coordination with the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines and the U.S. Embassy,

"We're really grateful that we have the opportunity and the lift capabilities to do this for the foundation," said U.S. Navy Cmdr. Marlin Anthony, captain of the USS Harpers Ferry.

The ambulances have undergone extensive preventative maintenance since their arrival in
Manila last month from Boston, where they were purchased from an AMR location. Armando De Rossi, a co-founder of 3P Foundation, has spent a total of about $280,000 in the purchasing, shipping, and maintenance of the 14 ambulances.

The ambulances will be given to their appropriate recipients during official turnover ceremonies later this year said Rossi. He also has great confidence that once the ambulances are delivered to their final destinations they will save a lot of lives.

The 3P Foundation has also built schools and community centers, and donated books and medicals supplies to the people of the

"We're just here to promote the good will of
America to the Philippine people, and to show the Filipinos that the United States cares," Rossi said.

The other nine ambulances will be distributed by the 3P Foundation to other provinces throughout the country.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Spiritual Warfare - Prepare for Battle

Articles :: the Better Life

Spiritual warfare in ministry
We live in enemy territory. Are you prepared for battle?
October 17, 2006 - by Rick Warren

If you were to come to my office, you'd find five full-length filing cabinets, lined up one after another. Each of them is full of files: Bible studies, ideas, sermons, messages, research, and such. One of the most important files I have is a yellow one labeled, "Warnings - Lessons to be Learned." The file is full of fallen Christian leaders. Some of them I knew personally; some of them I didn't know. But I review the file at the end of every year, just to warn myself.

We are in a spiritual battle. That's why that kind of stuff happens. If you don't take the Christian life seriously, if you don't take ministry seriously, the Devil's going to. You may not mean business, but he does.

The most often used analogy for Christians in the Bible is of soldiers. The words that are often used to describe the Christian life are war terms - fight, conquer, strive, battle, overcome, victory. We are living in enemy territory when we live in the world. Scripture makes it very clear.

If you are in ministry, you are going to face opposition from the Devil. If you get up in the morning and you don't face the Devil head on, right at the start of the day, it means you're going in the same direction. He is opposed to everything you stand for. He hates anybody who's sold out to Jesus Christ. He will do anything he can to defeat you.

So how do we fight this spiritual battle? Here are six essential steps.

1. Acknowledge the adversary. Realize Satan is real. Peter tells us, "Be alert, be on watch. Your enemy the Devil roams around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Be firm in your faith and resist him because you know that your fellow believers in all the world are going through the same kind of suffering." (1 Peter 5:8-9)

Whenever you're being spiritually attacked, just remember: Welcome to the club. It's proof that you're a believer. It's proof that you're making an impact. The more of an impact you're making, the more the Devil is going to fight you. You never outgrow it. It just gets more intense.

2. Accept Jesus' authority. Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." (Matt. 16:19) The Bible says if you are a believer, you are given the authority of Christ in spiritual warfare. You have the right to fight back. You have the right to bind and to loose.

3. I put on the armor. The famous passage on armor is Ephesians 6:11-17: "Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the Devil's schemes. Have the belt of truth buckled around your waste and the breastplate of righteousness and have your feet fitted with the Gospel of peace. Take up the shield of faith and the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God." You'll notice six pieces of armor in the passage.

  • Truth
  • Righteousness
  • Gospel of peace
  • Faith
  • Salvation
  • The Word of God

Every piece of this armor is mental preparation for battle. That's what the armor is all about. You need to put on truth, righteousness, peace, faith, salvation, and the Word of God mentally before you do ministry - whether you're preaching, leading a Bible study, leading worship, or counseling a grieving member of your community. Why? You expect that you are going to be attacked, so you need your armor on first.

4. Aim the artillery. Spiritual warfare takes place primarily in our thought life. When somebody is opposing you in your ministry, they're not the real problem. The problem is the thoughts the Devil's giving them to oppose you. The problem is not that person. The problem is what they're acting on. You always act on what you think. They're getting thoughts from the wrong source. There are only two sources for thoughts. When we get thoughts from God, we call it inspiration. When we get thoughts from the Devil, we call it temptation.

We have four weapons in these battles against evil thoughts.

1. The Truth. The truth, God's Word, is our sword. It cuts through all the mustard. It gets right to the point. When you are in a conflict, the question you want to ask yourself is this: What does God say about this?

2. Humility. The more you humble yourself before God, the more power you will have in your life (James 4: 6-7). That's just the way it works. As we minister to others, we need to continually acknowledge God's hand in what we are doing. He's the one who empowers our ministry. We're simply his vessel. In humility, we find real and lasting power in ministry.

3. Faith. Without even talking to you in detail, I can tell you exactly what God is doing in your ministry. He's doing what you expect him to do. Faith is a powerful, powerful tool. (1 John 5:4) I don't know why, but when I preach and I expect people to respond, they do.

4. Praise. Revelation 12:11-12 says, "They overcame him [Satan] by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony. Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you who inhabit them." How did they overcome the Devil? By the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony. They were praising God. The Bible says when people praise God, "[he] inhabits the praises of his people." Sometimes after a particular worship service, I honestly feel like Mickey Mouse could preach and people would come to know Christ. The praise has cleansed the air. There's power in the praise of God.

5. Call on the Holy Spirit. You need to say, "God, fill me with your Spirit as I'm about to do this." Whether you're preparing a message, preaching, counseling someone, training your leaders - whatever you're doing - ask God to fill you with his Spirit.

6. Avoid all distractions. If you're going to be effective in ministry - in battle - you've got to focus yourself. You know what's important in life. There are so many things that want a piece of your time. The good can be the enemy of the best.

I have one person to please and only one - the Lord Jesus Christ. And if I'm pleasing him, that's what is going to count at the end of my life. Avoid the distractions. If you get distracted, the enemy is going to catch up with you.

So what's distracting you from ministry?

This article was adapted from Rick Warren's leadership development message, Ministry is Warfare.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

10/3 Charlyne Cares Did You Know....

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Mon, Oct 2, 2006 at 2:01 PM

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What is life really like for a prodigal spouse? Tuesdays Bob shares
from the prodigal's perspective, after being remarried to Charlyne
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My reply could be titled, "Ten Tales From The Far Country." A
t that
time, I really did not know if God was working in my life. Summing
it up, I knew I was not living as I should, plus some very odd things
happening to me equaled something, but I was not ready to say it was
God. Had I admitted it was Him, I knew enough to realize that I
would have had to make some major changes, including going home.
Allow me to share ten events from my prodigal days, and you can
decide if God was at work, as Charlyne stood for our marriage and
prayed for me, but saw no results.

The first Christmas I took a female, no
t the other woman, but another
other woman, (can you relate?) to the Fort Lauderdale Christmas
Pageant. I was proud of the seats I had gotten us for that large
production. Right in the middle of the Christmas story, the Parable
of the Prodigal Son had somehow been worked into the presentation. Of
all the aisles in that huge auditorium, when the prodigal returned,
with a spotlight following him, he happened to walk right by our
seats. The female accompanying me was not in the picture after that

Second example: I was working late in
Miami during a major tropical
downpour. After
10 P.M. I started for my efficiency apartment, only
to have a radiator hose blow out. I ended up standing in ankle deep
water beside my bone-dry old car. As I dipped water from the street
into my radiator, so that I could go a short distance before
repeating the process, “Something” reminded me this scenario was like
my life. Love abounded all around, just not where I needed it; on
the inside.

Jump months ahead to example number three: In an attemp
t to get away
from all that was happening to me, I moved 100 miles to the small
town of
Okeechobee and went to work for a funeral home. Until I found
an apartment, the funeral home owner invited me to stay with he and
his wife in their large home. On the first evening, my boss told
me, "I’ll have the coffee ready at
6:00 A.M. That’s when we all get
up to watch 'Praise the Lord' together." I knew Charlyne watched the
same program, a
t the same hour, because she had invited me to watch
it and I had scoffed at her. Now I had no choice. By the time I
moved into my own apartment, I had begun to appreciate this program
as a great way to start my day, and continued to watch it on my own.
Something deep inside me felt good, knowing Charlyne and I were
witnessing the same things a
t the same time. Satan had me so blinded
that I continued in sin.

Number four: My girlfriend would come up every other weekend. One
weekend, as she backed out of her garage, her vehicle stalled
directly under her electric garage door. When she attempted to
restart her car, the door came crashing down on top of it. My buddy,
who owns a garage door company now tells me this was impossible, but
somehow the door remote sensor was reacting to her car’s electronic
ignition. Time and time again, she would attemp
t to start her car,
and each time the garage door banged into her car’s roof. When she
managed to drive from under the door, the message I received
was, "Someone’s telling me no
t to come up."

Speaking of weekends and the other woman, here is example number
five: One Saturday morning she was at my apartment and I was a
t the
funeral home. She called to tell me it was all over, and she was
packing to go home, which she did. I called Charlyne and unloaded on
her for causing this. She had no idea what I was talking about, but
later I learned how she rejoiced when I had blasted her because the
other person was gone. When I reached my empty apartment, I found a
note and the evidence of what had happened. My day planner had
fallen off of a closet shelf by itself, (with the Lord’s help) and
opened to a page where I had noted seeing Charlyne. These other
people do not handle that very well. Sadly, a few weeks later she
was back in the picture.

Number six: I had planned a New Year’s Eve a
t the other woman’s
home. At
10:30 P.M. I was called back to work. During the two hour
drive back to Okeechobee, my alternator failed. I ushered in the New
Year sitting in a car with no lights, beside a two-lane road, with
only cows for miles around. I finally reached Charlyne and asked her
to come help me with transportation.

Are you convinced God was working in my life? I wasn’t, so here is
example number seven: One of the popular radio stations in
Okeechobee was a Christian station from
Belle Glade. Whoever drove a
funeral home car could change the radio station. A thousand and one
times, when I would run an errand, the last driver had lef
t the
station se
t to that Christian station. One of the top songs of that
day was about "rejoicing" over a prodigal coming home. I would get
in a car, thinking about what I was doing, and "prodigal music" soon
would be filling the car. I began to like the song, and finally
stopped changing the station.

Number eight example: Funeral directors have to be nice to everyone,
especially in a small community. Time and time again, I would meet a
minister at a funeral service who could read my mail. A co-worker, a
retired cowboy, was a member of Gideons International. In his sweet,
but firm way, he would attemp
t to witness to me, after observing how
I was living. I dealt with families where there had been a
remarriage. Was God dealing with me?

Number nine was the ongoing example that helped bring me to my
senses. I was under so much conviction, and in yet another attempt
to run from God, I moved to
Fort Piece and went to work for an organ
transplant program. The program was statewide, and they flew staff
around in their own plane. I enjoyed the job, but began to be aware
of plane crashes.

Number ten took place one Saturday afternoon. I was driving by a
cemetery and noticed a graveside service starting. I looked at my
watch and it was
2:00 P.M. The Sunday paper reported a plane had
crashed into several cars and the wall in front of that cemetery.
The accident occurred at
2:05 PM. Had I been five minutes later I
could have been involved. The company plane was sold, and the new
owner crashed the plane on the way home. I took my girlfriend ou
t to
dinner at a theme restaurant located adjacen
t to an airport. I asked
our server wha
t the lights were, far across the airport from us. "A
plane crashed this afternoon," he informed us.

I have shared only ten examples out of abou
t ten thousand. Charlyne
and I were remarried within weeks of event number ten. I had to
acknowledge that God was working in my life, and He was talking to
me. I knew that if I did not stop being an embarrassmen
t to the
cause of Christ, God could take my life, to get me out of the way of
His Kingdom work, and it might be in a plane crash.

Charlyne and I are burdened when a stander writes us about how they
are giving up, because nothing is happening. These email always
attack God because He did not move according to their timetable. If
that person could only be where we have been, and know that God is
dealing with their prodigal every day, they would never give up.

Our Lord God is moving mountains to get your prodigal’s attention.
You have no idea what is happening in your prodigal’s hear
t today. A
stander giving up is always based on a combination of time and
circumstances, not on what God has promised. The quitting stander
attempts to play God, as they decide the timetable deadline for a
specific action. Praise God that He does not work that way, or we
would all be on the outside of having life eternal.

The hand of God is no
t too short to reach the one you love. He only
asks that you stand firm, pray, and leave the rest up to Him.

"You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God,
you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little
while, "He who is coming will come and will not delay. But my
righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will
not be pleased with him.’ But we are not of those who shrink
back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.'"
Hebrews 10: 36-39

Be blessed,
Bob Steinkamp
Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc.®
Post Office Box 10548
Pompano Beach, FL 33061 USA (
Ministry) (Bookstore)

P.S. - It's hard to imagine that we have thousands of subscribers,
many of whom are struggling to stand, but who have never heard one of
my wife's teaching tapes. There are others who listen to their tapes
dozens of times over, because of the comfort and suppor
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Monday, October 09, 2006

FW: APPROVE -- wants to join PowerofthePrayingWife-Restorations

I wanted to post this response to those who come across this blog by doing a search for Power of a Praying Wife or Standing because I think the information here will help those who are seekers for some help & about the yahoo group called Power of the Praying Wife – Restorations & it’s purpose

-----Original Message-----
From: djembe queen

Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 1:43 PM
To: stefania
Subject: RE: APPROVE -- wants to join PowerofthePrayingWife-Restorations

HI Stefania;

I didn't want to just reject your membership without 1st giving you the reason why

This group is for Married Women who currently are in trouble with their marriages & most are currently going thru severe troubles with their husbands including midlife crisis, drinking, drugs, affairs etc so this group isn't correct for you since you aren’t married at this time.

I would suggest that you prayerfully seek God's guidance if your engagement is in trouble at this time because it could be that this marriage isn't what God has planned for you & is against His will

Is your fiancé' saved & a Godly man? If he is not then definitely take it as a sign that this is not a marriage which God would bless.

Consider also your own personal walk with God at this time,

is your walk the way that it should be or have you only turned to the power of a praying wife book as a last resort rather than having prayerfully considered what is truly God's will in the matter of your marriage prior to coming to this point in your life?

Is this your fiancé's 1st marriage as well as your own 1st marriage? If either of you have been married before then this is not a marriage which will be blessed by God & would only be Legalized (in a worldly sense) Adultery -

God hates Divorce & although there is the provision for divorce in the new testament for adultery that divorce is to be a permanent single condition until the former spouse dies or the 2 which are divorced become Reconciled To Each Other –

Read 1st Corinthians All of Chapter 7 for this explanation; it's very plainly spelled out that God considers only the Covenant or 1st Marriage as being the one which He recognizes as being the marriage which has His blessing (especially if children are involved) –

It's a hard consideration but when basing your decision on what God's Word says & not what Man allows then you will be blessed by following what God's Word says rather than what Man allows

There are many considerations which should be made before making the life long commitment to your marriage because not only is this a vow to your intended but more importantly this is a vow to God (better 100 broken engagements than 1 broken Marriage Vow)

If there's trouble during the engagement period then you should seriously consider this as a warning to you that your intended isn't willing to make the serious commitment to either you or God to do the work that is required to make a marriage work

I would suggest that in addition to the Power of a Praying Wife book & Study Guide that you purchase the book by Martha Pierce called The Excellent Wife & it's workbook so that You will have a better understanding of what is required of a Godly Wife & see if you after going thru that entire book & study guide can make that marriage commitment regardless of what your intended does – Remember that this vow is not only to your intended but more importantly to God

There is a book for husbands as well called the Exemplary Husband with a workbook that goes along with it which the 2 of you should go through the 2 books & workbooks together -

These 2 books I feel are more important for you & your intended to go through than the Power of Praying series at this time in your life

A red flag should go up if your intended isn't interested in reading that book & going thru the workbook because if he's unwilling to work on the marriage before it starts then he definitely won't be willing to do the work later on after the marriage

Also do look at your friends both yours as well as your intended's

are they Godly people & more importantly are they married couples or single people shacking up with each other & not living in Godly ways -

Do you have friends in your church or is church just someplace you go to once in awhile on holidays & weddings & funerals?

The fact that you mentioned that you need some new friends shows that you know that some of the friendships which you have aren't going to be very good for married life & that does show some wisdom on your part,

but your friendships offline in the real world are much more important than those which you need to make online at this point in your life,

So focus on making more Godly friends in your real world life than seeking online friends in your online life

I hope that you take this advice with the Love & Truth with which it is offered

Your Elder Sister in Christ


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