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post #91 of 94 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 05:11 PM
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My husband pulled a religious "bait and switch." He pretended to be a Christian while we were dating - even lied about it to my pastor and our marriage counselor because my church wouldn't have performed the ceremony otherwise.

With the exception of weddings and funerals, he never once stepped foot in a church after our marriage. Tried to prevent me from going. Finally admitted his belief system was somewhere between atheist and agnostic. Last I knew he was practicing Wicca with his GF who is a practicing witch.

I don't honestly intend to ever date again but if I do it will only be men I feel confident are Christians. I hope they won't be able to fool me at 46 the way he did when I was 19.
There are ways. Does he pray? Does he ask that you pray together? Is he involved in a church? Attend midweek meetings? Read his bible? Help out at church in a ministry? How does he treat people? Has he got Christian friends? If so talk to them ánd spend time with them.See what they say about him.
Has he got strong moral values? Does he want to have sex outside marriage? Is he honest? Does he have integrity? Does he watch porn? Does he put God first?

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post #92 of 94 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 05:28 PM
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Re: Has faith/religion helped your relationship?

I guess faith has helped our relationship. God knows why we are still together.

I mean that quite literally. After 33 years, it's sure tough to explain any other way.
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I heard an interesting message today, and it spoke to me. It was all about how someone may come to you, a loved one...a friend...a coworker...a stranger...and have a 'difficult message.' How you might wish to tune out that difficult message. Well, let's just say, it spoke to me because someone on here yesterday had a 'difficult message.' I dismissed him, and now I think, he meant well. Jesus is all about love and hope, and wanting to give us our best life, here and in the after life. But, He too had some tough messages, and some during His time here, dismissed Him, too. Having sex with my fiance, and we are not yet married...maybe that is the wrong thing to do, as a Christian. Not maybe, it is.

That message today, reminded me of this person yesterday. Who I dismissed. I love my relationship with Christ, but in that love, obedience is required.

Just my random ramblings for the day.
I've always enjoyed Proverbs... there is one about listening to our critics.. it takes some self awareness to do this, it may take a day or two.. but if we're in-tuned and open, it's something we won't be able to lay down.. till we make "peace" with it, and our God...this is the scripture I was thinking of...

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This is a message that I have listened to many times. I was so angry with how my wife treated me. The forgiveness is really to heal yourself. Put the issue in God's hands and believe that he will handle it.

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