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I have been married for 8 yrs. My husband recently stated to me that he don't know how to deal with temptation and admitt to cheating. It has been an torn between the family and children. I am a christian but he isn't and it has been hard talking to him at times. Yes I want prayer. Yes I know the devil comes to steal kill and destroy. I have been strong in the Lord and I have been praying constantly. I do trust and believe in God. Yes I love him and I want our marriage to take a chance. God join us together for a reason. Yes my situation is sad bc he left me with all the bills and I am in so much debt. I have to work at least clost to 100 hrs to pay all the bills and have money left over for gas food and etc. I am a faithful wife and I love the Lord. I just ask for your prayers. Thank you... my family needs prayer my husband needs prayers also.

Collins May 28, 2012 at 9:13 am Flag as inappropriate

Pray for my marriage

Yemi May 1, 2012 at 10:12 am Flag as inappropriate

YOU ARE ALL IN MY PRAYERS,FIRST OF ALL MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE ONES WHO HAVE A BROKEN MARRIAGE I HAVD BEEN WITH A HUSBAND THAT WAS A PORN FREAK AND HIT ME AND CUT ME DOWN TO NOTHING I WAS NO BED OF ROSES EITHER AS HE HURT ME MORE AND MORE AND I TRIED TO LOVE HIM MORE AND MORE IT T GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I JUST GAVE UP AND BECAME JUST AS HATEFUL AS HE WAS LETS JUST SAY WE WERE BACKSLIDDEN FAR FROM WHAT GOD EVER WANTED FOR US WE DISTROYED IT NOT GOD AND WHEN WE DIVORCED I CAME TO MY END AND I LOOKED UP AND TOLD JESUS HOW SORRY I WAS FOR TURNING MY BACK ON HIM AND FOR HOW I HAD HURT MY EXHUSBAND I GAVE MY LIFE BACK TO THE LORD 6 YEARS AGO I' M NOT GOING TO LIE COMMING BACK WAS WORK AND I HAD TO DECIDE WAS IT MY WAY OR GODS WAY I CHOOSE GODS WAY I AM STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION BUT I CAN SAY I MET MY HUSBAND A YEAR AGO AND WE ARE BOTH GOOD TO EACH OTHER, WHAT I WENT THOUGH WITH MY EX I LEARNED NOT TO EVER GO THERE AGAINE MARRIAGE IS WORK AND HARD AND HAPPY AND EXCITING BUT PRAYING AND STAYING CLOSE TO JESUS IS WHAT MAKES ME STRIVE TO LOVE GOD MORE AND MY HUSBAND AND KIDS TOO. I WILL BE PRAYING FOR EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU .

C.HURD Mar 7, 2012 at 7:51 pm Flag as inappropriate

Hi everyone, good to be in this community, i will be 27 this year and in a relationship with a 29 year old, we both love God and serve him, we want to keep ourselve till marriage, but opinions have changed so i still want us to wait till marriage, i do not know what to say to my fiance. please pray with us that we be patient.

Jewel Feb 23, 2012 at 3:55 am Flag as inappropriate

I am not married yet because my boyfriend od seven years that I have a child with keeps procrastinating about making the committment. He has asked if the time come would I marry him,but no formal proposal or even recognizing me as his girlfriend. My question is am I being nieve to think this man will commit to me eventually or is he just"getting the milk for free" I have pursued measures to just end the relationship and make him pay court ordered child support rather than continue living in sin with someone who doesnt love me enough to marry me and make our relationship a family. Am I wrong in doing so? I know the Bible says to be patient and forgiving but I also dont want to be a stupid role model for my children either. Can anyone relate to my situation?

bitterbeliever Feb 15, 2012 at 1:08 am Flag as inappropriate

When you do go to marriage counseling, how do you know when you have found the right counselor? Christian counselors in Ohio is only a title. They are not allowed to refer to any scripture, or any particular doctrine unless both people and counselor are in agreement of such. A big run around.

John Dec 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm Flag as inappropriate

I am 25 years old.I have girl friend I want to marry. what do we tell me?

Henock Nov 25, 2011 at 5:59 am Flag as inappropriate

me and my husband use to smoke Pot everyday, the lord has convicted me and i repented and asked for forgiveness but when i tel my husband that he must so the same he says i am judging him, he often smokes infront of our sons, he also often chooses his friend and patying over me & our sons, he says i cannot tell him what to do. i have been trying for years but im getting tired of trying i need a man that loves God in my life and he says that he doesnt want to , he wil do it when he is older, is it wrong of me to tell him to repent or must i just leave him to do what he wants?

Bonitha Oct 14, 2011 at 7:36 am Flag as inappropriate

I need help. My husband conceived a child with a woman from an affair. The child has a heart condition and is due to be born soon. My husband wants to go visit the child but bc of hte cost I might not be able to go. What are your thoughts?

heartbroken Sep 26, 2011 at 11:16 pm Flag as inappropriate

PS. I will pray for you all.

Really? Sep 15, 2011 at 9:45 am Flag as inappropriate

I'm sick of everyone complaining about their marriage. You had it on your heart to get married. So find a way to make it work. Unless you are being beaten or abused. In that case it's fine to divorce. Even if your marriage ends up as just a good friendship. What's amazing is my aunt was only married for about 2 years when her husband suffered a stroke. Since then, she has remained faithful and caring to him. Their relationship changed so much. She still loves him, but in a different way. Never once has she truely thought of leaving him...even though things can get tough. That's what MARRIAGE is. Not being a * when it gets tough. Get over your issues and work through it. Prayer is good, but you got to do your part. My aunt will be my example when I marry.

Really? Sep 15, 2011 at 9:44 am Flag as inappropriate

My husband and I are going through some very rough times. We both committed sins against each other. During a brief separation he became the sincere man that I fell in love with 9 years ago. Once I came back home things became a slippery slope. I know God as my Lord and Savior and he believes. I have forgiven and asked for forgiveness. It seems he has already forgotten how much our marriage is worth. I ask for prayer that he remembers. For God to strengthen our marriage. I took our vowels seriously almost 8 years ago when I made them. God brought us together when he did for a reason and has blessed us with beautiful children that are now feeling his push. I pray that he helps us fix it and devine intervention to keep it together and allow the happiness and unconditional love back.
I ask my brothers and sisters to pray for the same...Please God help! And heal us!

hklandjx3 Aug 3, 2011 at 9:45 pm Flag as inappropriate

I pray that more marriage pople especially christians see a marriage counselor.(christian) I will pray for Chris and others
morning glory

joy in the morning Jun 27, 2011 at 5:56 pm Flag as inappropriate

My wife moved out about 2 months ago and we have signed divorce papers. I am believing that God will restore our marriage. I am a true believer in Jesus Christ and so is my wife. She evens knows that she is doing wrong but says she cannot trust me anymore. I used to drink heavy but God has set me totally free and she has even seen what God has done but she says that the "in love feeling" has gone but I know that God can restore that. I have been through many battles in prayer about this going on 4 months now and it has been VERY hard but deep in my heart I believe that God is healing us. Maybe we can all agree for our situations and all have wonderful PRAISE reports. I have had to learn patience and that has been so hard I can't describe it. The battles and doubts that come to my head are so bad, not my heart but in my mind and it is hard trying to battle that but God wants to heal my marriage as well as yours. In Malachi, God says that he HATES divorce, well, I agree with him, SO DO I

moonrush Jun 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm Flag as inappropriate

Hi, I would like to join this discussion and get some other christian views on my situation

sam May 29, 2011 at 9:10 am Flag as inappropriate

Kerry, I know it's been almost a year since you posted that message about you and your wife having some difficulties. I hope things have been resolved and your marriage has been saved, but if you are still enduring hard times with her, you need to realise that people won't change unless they want to. You can pray that God have conviction on her heart, but if she doesn't want to change, you can't do anything to get her to see that she needs help. Most people that have issues think there is nothing wrong with them, but sometimes it takes God's divine intervention and conviction on the heart for people to realise that they have a problem, and they need help. You might want to look into counseling. My parents have had marriage issues since they were married, they are still together after 31 years, but my dad never thought he had a problem, and he didn't like counseling because he believes he doesn't have a problem. They became Christians a year before I was born, and my dad still struggles with admitting that he is wrong, and needs help. I truly hope that by now your wife has decided to seek help. If not, I am truly sorry. I will definitely be praying for you nonetheless. God bless, and take care!

Riniel Apr 1, 2011 at 5:48 pm Flag as inappropriate

we lives apart he comes home sometimes every 2 weeks or three
are communication is very poor we dont talk as much on the phone he all working i feel like i am losing my husband

favor1272 Mar 31, 2011 at 4:05 pm Flag as inappropriate

please pray for me and my husband to save our marriage and restore our love for each other and also pray for my husband coz i discover that my husband have an illicit affair and also pray for me to forgive therm and pray for my husband to know to know the Lord . pls pray for us. thank you so much

cez Mar 17, 2011 at 10:58 am Flag as inappropriate

Please pray that my marriage would

lee monroe Feb 15, 2011 at 8:54 am Flag as inappropriate

I have been invited as a panelist in a marriage/relashionship programme on the 13th of february ,please pray for me ,that God uses me as is instrument and vessel to speak on this .
Thanks

aye Feb 1, 2011 at 8:42 am Flag as inappropriate

First off I will pray for all that I have read above.. I ask in return the same favor.

My wife moved out 4 months ago, and severed me with divorce papers. I pray that God will stop her from following through, to open her heart, to love me. There has been no cheating, or abuse (physical/verbal). yes there have been heated arguments in the past. I pray that God will let us forgive and forget past deeds done and embark on a new relationship with each other. I pray that God will intercede and show us the way to heal our marriage. I am pretty devastated over this, I love her deeply. she says she isn't in love, and that to many things have happened to want to try and restore. I pray that God move these mountains, and show me hope in standing for this marriage.. This too is our 2nd marriage each. Please pray for us! My name is Chris and her's is Isabella. I also have a son from my previous marriage, that this is affecting him too. His name is Devon.

Thank you-

Chris Jan 11, 2011 at 4:22 pm Flag as inappropriate

I am so ashamed to say." I don't love my husband. I am not nice to him. I do have reasons. He works so hard on our relationship and his pornography struggles. He is a good worker and a genital praying man. I try to be nice,kind and loving to him but I just dont feel it.I don't want a divorce I just want to love him. Please pray for us.

p3ggi3r Jan 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm Flag as inappropriate

It is Christmas time I have known for the last three months my wife is unhappy. She continued to talk about a spirit that has fell over her, as she talked i prayed. Well she has moved out. We have three lovely children, and it has taken its toll on them. I am trying to keep faith but I am fainting. Now that she is away, a piece of me is gone. I have to be strong for my children, but they are looking at me like daddy fix this. I just wish i knew how. All I do is pray. Very sad Very hurt Feel betrayed.

jayssonl88 Dec 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm Flag as inappropriate

Hello Everyone, This is the first time I have done this. My wife and I have been married for 6 1/2 years and prior to that we dated for 3 years. We just gave birth to a very beautiful baby boy in January. There where many complications to the birth, she lost alot of blood due to hemoraging. After 12 trips to 3 different hospitals ER's she has been diagnoced with non-epoleptic seizers which has no treatment. Lately my wife has been getting very upset and wants a divoce. I love my wife and my son very much and would do anything for them. She has been staying with her parents due to the fact the seizers and our house is under some major re-designing. She has some problems with her wrist and hips and just recently I have 2 problems with my right arm and my left knee, right foot and right knee. Even with these problems I am doing the work in the myself and work 2 jobs to make ends meat and take care of our son. We are stuggling financially and I have no idea where to turn. Please help us God to strengthen our marrage and to get back on our feet. Please take away all of my wifes anger and frustrationand help me be a better person. God please take away all of my sins and don't let me sin again. Pleas wash away all my sins and the sind of my wife help us be a happy family. All payers would be helpful

Jeffrey Dec 15, 2010 at 2:00 am Flag as inappropriate

I am not married yet. he proposed oct. three days before goin missin, well he was missing twenty minutes before his parents called and said he was in jail. All i wanted was for him to go to the hospital. Well they treated his ilness in that jail. the offenses were in two states, as driving during a mental breakdown can take you. he got out of newhamphire in sept. on his birthday. then on november 4th he went into maine. He gets out on the 16th. I got so many things prepared, I had been so excited for christmas. i have an appartment he is planning on stayin with my mother as he did before. he understands me, knows me, in everyway but with his family he is proud to be with me. he spends every christmas with them and easter and thanksgiving. he wont let me go. he wont ask if i can go. i could even take a greyhound and be there just one day, but he wont include me in his family. He's doin it again this year. marring him wont change that. i'm 33 and he's the only man i ever loved that loved me back. I have been faithful and loyal, his parents are fairweather friends. when he's doin bad they try for a while to talk him into doin better, and when that fails they abandon him. now he abandons me. but i havent abandoned him, i have suffered for him and with him, seen him fronm his pain to knowing his grace again. we are a good team, mostly. but because he doesnt want me arround his parrents they think i am crazy and forced his hand. i want to take the ring off on the 16th when he comes home right infront of his parrents and tell him all we are is girlfreind and boyfriend until you show me and your family that you love and put me first. i shouldnt do that. i think this has gone on year after year because i believed on day he would include me and show them hew accepts and loves me. i have a ring on my finger and i am unhappy. he is bieng selfish. i've had a year of suffering and pain and we arent married or with children. i havent had a happy engagment. marrying him wont make it better. I wish i could be in heaven right now and not have to hurt anymore, no one loves me like God does. on bad days anyways. He loves God i Love God but i might take off this ring. because i didnt want a fantasy. to be lead on. i wanted love. and he tells me if we had a car i'd be inclued we had a car i wasnt then either. his mom says if we lived up there it would be different. why would i want to move to be near them to get their acceptance? if they dont accept me and welcome me from where i am i have no buisness moving to thier town. they are a bit late wanting him now. if i leave he is homeless, disabled like me but since he cant get a job without my support he'll be back at the bottle then they'll abandon him again, and he'll have niether of us, just God. so i wish him and his parents would stop playing silly hurtful games with my life. There are ways to be fair about the holidays even with five hours apart. but they didnt even initiate a phone call to me since oct. i may day dream and think about wedding dresses, but i am not crazy and it was kyle's idea. its just he only talks about it with me and my family. thats why they think i invented this engagedment. and God help me this ring needs more than my help and nature to stay on my finger.

mylife's song Dec 12, 2010 at 3:09 am Flag as inappropriate