Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Remarriage: Is It Always the Best Option?


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Here's a news clip from a couple years ago that I thought  was so cute I'd mention it again. I'm so happy for them!

Love found anew at 90 years old -- via the Internet

"Molly Holder, 90, and Edward Nisbett, 82, tied the knot last weekend in Tallahassee, Fla., after meeting on Match.com. "We decided not to wait, on account of our age," the new Mrs. Nisbett said." (By Amy Crawford
Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW, Tuesday, June 21, 2011)

Tom and I also met on the Internet and got married as quickly as this couple. At this point in the summer of that year I didn't know he existed, but in less than 10 months we met and married. Not blankly recommending that, it's just that love happens. You could be next! But... would you even want that? And would you want to meet on the Internet?

Unfortunately, there's a darkside to online dating, and you can't trust the word "Christian," as in this recent June 24, 2014 headline Man Found Guilty in Christian Mingle Rape Case.

Weigh your options carefully. Marriage isn't the only way to be happy.

A wife is bound as long as her husband lives; but if her husband is dead, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.  But in my opinion she is happier if she remains as she is; and I think that I also have the Spirit of God. I Corinthians 7:39.40 (NASB)

7 comments:

  1. I do not believe in never saying never, because we do not know what God's plan is for our lives. Having said that I do not plan to remarry.

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  2. My husband died of an aneurysm on May 19th. We loved each other so much that we were an inspiration at our church. Knowing that he is in Heaven has given me total peace. Jesus has given me HIs "peace that passes all understanding. Friends from church are still calling to see how I am. I appreciate them so much. Jesus is BIGGER than any problem I have. I have my husband's picture in our living room wall along with the picture of Jesus from the movie Heaven is Real.
    God bless us all. Helen

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  3. God bless you Helen, what a wonderful testimony! Thank you so much for taking the time to write today.

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    1. After reading the book "My time in Heaven" I had decided not to marry. But being alone is lonely. What a statement! I am attracted to a man from church who is 20 yrs. my junior and I believe he feels the same. But I don't know what to do. I have so much laughter and joy in my life even being a new widow, but this scares me. I just would like to have a special someone to share this with. Oh my gosh! Lord give me wisdom!

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  4. Dear Anonymous, I'm so glad to hear that laughter and joy are not being suppressed by sorrow. :) That's a wonderful gift. And how nice to find some possibilities for more even though you're recently widowed. Take your time and get to know the new people in your life, and have some wise people to get feedback from. Try my Lifeboat groups too if you're on Facebook---they become some wonderful friends and good people for your questions. God bless you!

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  5. Thank you for your support. Right now Jesus is my "Husband". I love Him more than words could ever express.
    We talk together, even laugh together. I tell Him what's on my heart and He speaks to me too. How humbling! Regarding remarriage, I have decided, whether if or maybe never. It must be His plan for my life.

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