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Date A Poor Man

Should Christian women date poor men or wait until that man has enough faith to make more money?

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 ---Janet on 11/12/06
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Your question is confusing, keep in mind Christ was poor while he was on the earth, but his faith was strong. I know of many rich men who are poor in faith. I am far from rich or poor, money wise, but I am strong in faith, and rich in God's grace and mercies. If a man is monetarily poor because he refuses to work, then don't waste your time on him.
---Jerry on 11/27/06

If God's will is for you to be married, he has the right man in mind, and this will hopefully be a non-issue when that time comes. Though money is essential to survive, one's wallet size does not reflect one's faith. Every individual's financial situation is unique, both pratically and spiritually speaking. The amount of money one has does not automatically show the heart or motive of a person.
---Kate on 11/14/06

I don't understand what money has to do with faith. Christian women should date/marry men that are following in the foot steps of our Lord Jesus Christ. Where is money in that?
---brene7657 on 11/13/06

BeccaD, that was funny. Maybe she could Blab it, Grab it; Name it, Claim it; and if she uses enough faith for the man, he can support her in the style she's accustomed to.
---Cindy on 11/13/06

When I met my husband, I didn't ask how much money do you make? Money did't concern me, and still don't. I need it for everyday things but it is not the most important thing in the world. I tease my husband by telling him that I married him for his money but it is going take me the rest of my life to get it. If my husband is doing all he can do to make ends meet, then he is doing his best and his best is good enough for me. I don't need money to make me happy, although it looks like you do.
---Rebecca_D on 11/13/06

Maybe the man does have great faith, maybe his job just doesn't pay much. If he is working in the field God wants him, and is following God's will, he is richer than some men who have millions.
---bethie on 11/13/06

Why would any self-respecting woman of God WANT to marry a poor man? The bible says, "If a man will not work, let him not eat." I think that a man of God WILL work, will make a decent living, and will (at a minimum) do his share to take care of the family. Anything less is settling for second best, and we should never do that. GET OUT while the gettin' is good!
---Crystal on 11/13/06

That man wanted a mama. Codependency is a hard thing to be set free from. We all have it to some degree. No childhood or parent is perfect. The residue carries over to adulthood. We attract the same situations, mates, over and over until we recognise it. The Holy Spirit helps us avoid our past mistakes.
---Cindy on 11/13/06

Janet, I married a Christian man without a job. He didn't have a vehicle to drive, and he didn't have a license, no clothes, no place to live, etc., I clothed him, bought him a truck, paid for his education (college), and he turned on me viscously and began to beat me the last year of our marriage. Today we are divorced. I don't have enough space here to say what the point of telling you this, but you can write to me at Donna9759 right here at ChristiaNet.
---Donna9759 on 11/13/06

Janet, the Gospel of Holy Prosperity is unbiblical. Ted Haggard was someone who preached it. So was Robert Tilton. Where are they today?

---Jack on 11/13/06

I wish to date a man who makes the equivalent of what I earn. I do not wish to support someone who earns less than me. I earn enough to support myself, and do not need a man to support me, thank you. I just do not want to be used by someone who can't make as much as me.
---WorkingGirl on 11/12/06

i don't see the link between money and faith.
Mark 4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
---tony on 11/12/06

I thought Christian faith was to do with salvation from sin, not production of material riches.
What was it that Jesus said about "Laying up treasures?"
---AlanUK_quent5969 on 11/12/06

Women should not just want rich men! That said, a prospective husband would need to be able to support his wife. I was in a marriage where my husband worked, but spent all of his money on himself and his older kids -- never contributing to household bills or even his OWN support (I paid his way!). That is not what a good marriage is. So -- it isn't about how much he has -- but rather if he is responsible.
---Debbie on 11/12/06

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