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    Married spiritually but not legally

    I am married, but not legally. My husband and I can't afford to have a wedding or get rings right now, but we have prayed to god to accept our marriage and have told him that we are married. Do you have to get married by a priest to actually be married in god's eyes?

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    Welcome, Loving! I'm in a similar situation, but Norm is not willing to have a wedding and everything. After 37 years of living together! But, we are legally married because our state has common-law marriage laws. After 10 years, you are legally married.

    Is your partner a Christian? If I were you, I wouldn't concern myself with it too much about it, because God will work it out. And I'm hoping someday, both our partners will be in agreement with our wish to make the big commitment.

    Visit chat sometime. It's a good place to make friends.

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    I don't believe expensive wedding rings are required. Nor do I believe that a wedding gown, bridesmaids and groomsmen are required. Nor is formal reception required. I think you can do it cheaply. All that's required in the U.S.A. is a bride and groom, two witnesses, two inexpensive rings, a preacher, a marriage license, and true love for each other.

    Some would argue that a marriage license isn't necessary, but, I disagree if only because scripture commands us ( see Ro 13: 1-6) to obey laws laid down by the civil authorities we are under.

    SLE
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    My wife and I were married with a justice of the peace and two friends as witnesses. Simple but effective.
    Psa 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

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    We do not want to get married through the court, we really want to wait until we have enough cash to have a wedding, but we love each other more than anything in this world and would like to be married spiritually. We have asked god to accept our marriage into his heart. I am still getting to know Jesus, so I do not want to ruin anything..

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    Originally Posted by LovingAvalanche View Post
    I am still getting to know Jesus, so I do not want to ruin anything..
    I urge you to continue getting to know Him and I agree that that is the most important thing for you at this point.

    SLE
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    Head down to city hall, if you don't have the money to do the wedding of your dreams now you can always get married at city hall and then have a "formal" ceremony when you have the money to do so.

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    The Scripture says to avoid the appearance of evil. It really doesn't take much to simply go and sign marriage certificates. It seems to me that the various excuses and such are simply cop outs, an escape plan as it were.
    If you want to be with me then walk with me. See what I see and then talk with me.

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    I remember the time me and my Mrs. wanted to get married. We thought maybe we can go through an engagement time. Maybe we can have our loved ones at the ceremony. Maybe still we can save save save and then have a big wedding. Maybe we can have a man of God marry us to show we respect authority in obedience to Gods plan, the authority of honor before ones parents. Maybe we could walk with virtue. Maybe we could be an example maybe maybe maybe maybe. A Christian who is mature, I come to reason out, does not count on maybe's. I thought if one is a christian, so I thought, we would do what christ wants us to do, you know the man who gave us the example of dying to one's self at the maybe cross?

    If time was turned back for me and my girl to when I first met her and I wanted to commit myself to her in good conscious I in the least with my love for her I would grab her hand and we would run to the justice of the peace and get married! We would acknowledge to ourselves before God that we are committed to each other and vow a vow to death do us part! We would walk out of there knowing that we gave our word that we would honor each other before God.
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    Originally Posted by Alice. View Post
    Head down to city hall, if you don't have the money to do the wedding of your dreams now you can always get married at city hall and then have a "formal" ceremony when you have the money to do so.
    I second this.

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