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Tobias and Sarah's story is from the Book of Tobit, and his journey is guided by Saint Raphael.
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Several years ago I asked out a woman from my young adults group. She said yes, but that she was going to be busy over the next few weeks. In the past, when a woman said that, it was a polite way of telling a man no. I learned that the hard way when I lived in TX.
I never followed up with that woman, but we remained friends to this day. Now I wonder if she was being genuine in how busy she was, and that interactions we've had since then were precursors and indicators to make a move. I'd like to try again when and if I ever see her again, but I can't decipher the signals between friendship and potential courtship. I don't care to have a repeat of the TX train wreck, but I also don't want to live with the regret of not having followed up.
I'll be so bold as to admit she's a member of CM.
You will never know if she would be interested in dating/getting to know you better if you don't talk to her....perhaps she says no, but what if she says yes & then you find you like her more every day?
Valerie, I can relate, but I met the guy through a friend. We went out on one date and pretty much the same thing happened. I had to change my phone numbers and block him on FB.
That was 2 years ago. Just 2 weeks ago, I saw him I must admit, he looked so good, but I decided to hide from his view
My biggest dating regret was agreeing to date him.
So many things and people always seem to get in the way of it. Sometimes I wonder if God is steering me toward another woman. We all know there's plenty of you here on CM. I just wish several of you were within reasonable driving distance.
What if your dream woman lives far away? And you feel God is steering you towards her? Sometimes we want to tell God the answer and life doesn't always go as we planned. I find my best answers from God are found when I spend time praying in front of the Eucharist...
i would have laughed too,maybe not endlessly. it might of been the surprised look in your face or eyes. but, anyway, welcome to the forums,billy!
Hard to do when you're an Army Reservist on active duty and have no leave time built up. Even Christmas will be short and lonely this year.
I will keep you in my prayers during this holiday season....I know holidays can be like that esp for our Military Men. I was traveling during the season a few years ago & it touched my heart when I saw how others would stand aside to allow Men/Women in uniform to pass & then they would clap for them as they walked by.
" I find my best answers from God are found when I spend time praying in front of the Eucharist..".
How very true! A few times in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament I seemed to recieve an inspiration that something was not for me or for my life. I wasn't as strong in my faith at the time and I tended to ignore the inspiration, not really sure if I was imagining it or not. As things have turned out, the inspirations seemed to be true and I am grateful I eventually learned my lessons, even if there was a bit of pain involved. Jesus does speak to us, but sometimes we don't know how to listen as His "voice" can be very soft and gentle.