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Old 12-31-2010, 04:47 PM
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Hey ya'll,

Thank you for the messages.

Firstly I think the plan is to remain in London for the next 2-3 years. Couple of reasons - 1)need to ensure I am experianced enough in my job. I have a very good job and before I jet off to the USA I want to have been estblished in it. that way I have some job security. England is also hostile to the Gospel, I feel so comfortable in Texas, and will live life with some awesome Godly people who live in Texas (I will move near them) and I know it will be good for my soul and away from temptation. I do however want to not run from the situation in England. I want to live counter culturally - to help build my church and build the Christian group at my place of work. Then I can leave without feeling I am running.

I think living wise, Tax wise, house wise, family wise Texas would be amazing for me - I can ssee myself there in 5 years.

We will be marrying in Austin, a place called Wimberley and the reception will be in a barn! We have already applied for marriage counselling with a great church called Austin Stone - very thorough. I think we will use skype to go through it. It really matters to us that the officiant knows us and that it is centered around christ.

Candice does not want anything to cheesy - nor do I but I feel it is important that the Save the dates/Invitiations set the tone and people know our beliefs. Especially as it will be such a mix. So a quote will do for me but Candice wants it relevant!

I do like Matthew 10:9 "Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."

I really appreciate your blessings and welcome your prayers for me to be the husband God expects of me.

I have read Love and Respect which was awesome and will be starting more.

Oh and Adam, love proverbs I tease Candice with that one already!
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:41 AM
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This is not a Bible verse; however, I came across this marriage prayer:

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[A wedding prayer as adapted by Dr. Ric Cannada, Chancellor of Reformed Theological Seminary. Another form of this prayer was published in Decision Magazine sometime before June 1971 and was attributed to Dr. Lewis Evans.]

O God of love, you have established marriage for the welfare and happiness of mankind. Yours was the plan, and only with you can we work it out with joy. You have said, ďit is not good for a man to live alone. . . . I will make a helper suitable for him.Ē Now our joys are doubled, since the happiness of one is the happiness of the other; our burdens are halved, since, when we share them, we divide the load.

Bless this husband. Bless him as provider for the needs of those he loves. Sustain him in all his struggles in the contest of life. May his strength be her protection, his character be her joy and assurance. May he so live that she may find in him the haven for which the heart of a woman truly longs.

Bless this loving wife. Give her a tenderness that makes her great . . . a deep sense of understanding and a great faith in You. Give her that inner beauty of soul that never fades, eternal youth that is found in holding fast to the things that never age. May she so live that he may be pleased always to reverence and adore her.

May they never make the mistake of merely living for each other. Teach them that marriage is not living for each other. It is two uniting and joining hands to serve You, the living God. Give them a great spiritual purpose in life. May they seek first the kingdom that is yours, and its righteousness, so that all other things may be added unto them. Loving you best, they shall love each other all the more. And faithful unto You, faithful unto each other they will remain.

May they not expect that perfection of each other that belongs alone to You. May they minimize each otherís weaknesses, be swift to praise and magnify each otherís strengths and beauty, and see each other through a loverís kind and patient eyes. Give them a little something to forgive each day, that they may grow in the grace of long-suffering and love. And may they be forbearing with each otherís omissions and commissions as You are with theirs. Make such assignments to them according to Your will as will bless them and develop their character as they walk together. Give them enough tears to keep them tender, enough hurts to keep them humane, enough of failure to keep their hands clenched tightly in Yours, and enough success to make them sure they belong to You. May they never take each otherís love for granted, but always experience that breathless wonder that exclaims: ďOut of all this world, you have chosen me!Ē Then when life is done, and the sun is setting, may they be found, then as now, still hand in hand, still so proud, thanking you so very much for each other. May they serve You happily, faithfully, together, until at least one shall lay the other in Your arms. This we ask through Jesus Christ, great lover of souls. Amen.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:57 PM
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This is not a Bible verse; however, I came across this marriage prayer:

Really nice words!
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