Hello, MarriageHeat! I’m Gloria, a 25-year-old single. Thank you for guiding us and helping us to keep ourselves for marriage.
I am a born again Christian who has kept Christian values all my life. I come from a very humble background and have worked very hard, managing to go to college and finish medical school.
Someone I have known from church since childhood started pursuing me at the end of 2019. We have been on course with a goal of getting married. I love him, and we want to honour God in a holy marriage. He is very focused about marrying me. However we are not engaged yet, though we talk about it a lot and plan.
My concern, however, is from my family. Since I have no job yet ( I am applying here and there to get one), my brothers and parents are against me getting married now and say that I should first get a stable job and help the family, since my parents still stay in a very small rented place in the ghetto.
I love my family even though they are not born again. I preach to them, and I want to help them so badly when I get a job. My brothers are against me getting married, and my parents, too. They say that I will suffer with the responsibilities that come with marriage, and also that I will not have a priority of helping them financially. That is not true, and I believe in God’s providence.
My boyfriend and I don’t know what to do, and we need advice from anyone out there who can talk to us. Please help me and tell me how I can go about this. I have always prayed to God about having a God-honouring marriage. But should I go against my family? I don’t know what to do! Please advise me and talk to me if you can. I’m writing this with ready eyes. Pray for me.
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