Calling All Married Christian Couples!!!!!

A brand new publishing company is hosting a contest and needs your participation to make BIG things happen! Do you have a dynamically interesting story about the way in which you and your spouse met? Is the testimony of the origination of your marital union funny, unique, divinely inspired, outrageous, or all of the above? If so, your story NEEDS to be heard!

Here is how the contest works:

1. You type up a submission that is a maximum of 3 pages in length. Please use Times New Roman font size 12. Also, format your paragraphs so that your entry is double-spaced.

2. Email your submission to Marriagecontest@gmail.com

3. Include your contact information in your submission (phone number, email address, mailing address).

4. Make your story readable. Draw the audience in and allow us all to experience what happened when the two of you first met.

Important notes: Submissions must be TRUE; we’re not interested in made-up stories. Please be sure to only tell us how you met and the circumstances under which you were brought together. Include as much detail as you can.

Submission are due by December 31, 2009.

We anticipate several entries, so please be patient. Those chosen for the final product will be contacted and made aware of the next steps.

Thank you for participating and we look forward to hearing your stories!!!

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A Prayer For Myself and Future Husband

**I found this online and it applies DIRECTLY to me and my situation. I don’t know who the author is, but I thank her for her divine wisdom. I plan to pray this without ceasing over myself and my future husband.**

Lord God, your Word declares that if I delight myself in you—if I enjoy and seek your pleasure above mine—you’ll give me the desires of my heart (Psalm 37:4). Desiring a husband is neither evil nor selfish because marriage is honorable (Hebrews 13:4). At the beginning of creation, you proclaimed, “It is not good that man should be alone” and then you created Eve to be a suitable partner for Adam (Genesis 2:18). In the name of Jesus, I ask that you would protect the husband—a suitable partner—you have chosen for me. Because the covenant of marriage is sacred (Mark 10:9), I ask for a man of God. Please give me a husband whose love for me is only outmatched by his love for you; a man who will cherish me and build me up (Proverbs 31:28); a man who will honor me (I Peter 3:7) and our marriage vows; a man who will be a good father and provider; a man whom I will be attracted to physically, emotionally, and spiritually; a man who will love me as Christ loved the church (Ephesians 5:25). Keep me from attaching myself to another man out of desperation. I will not settle for a relationship that’s second best, convenient, or one that feeds my insecurities. Guard my purity and give me the patience to wait. And when I meet him, confirm to me that he is the one. Release from me the baggage of past relationships, and prepare me for the man You have chosen to be my husband. Free me from any hindrances to a healthy and godly marriage: insecurities, habitual sins, selfishness, and emotional hurts. Dispel my unrealistic expectations that set me up for disappointment. I place my trust in you rather than my partner. In this period of waiting, I will look to you alone to be my companion and best friend. You are the one who redeems my life from the pit, who crowns me with love and compassion, who satisfies my desires with good things (Psalm 103:4-5). I will not be anxious, but as I present my requests to you, flood me with the peace that surpasses all understanding so my heart and my mind are guarded in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6,7). In this request, I commit myself to trust you and do good, to dwell in the land and feed on your faithfulness. I commit my way to you and trust that you will bring it to pass (Psalm 37:35). Amen
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