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I had to actually know that I was supposed to be married.” Meanwhile, a tall, handsome man in Audrey’s church named Fred Foster had been watching her from a distance the whole time.
He too was praying for his future bride and when to approach her.
She was especially appreciative of Fred, her husband of two years.
He arranged the entire festive event aboard the Spirit of Washington cruise ship.
“When you sleep with someone, it is an intimate act and one preserved for marriage,” she explains.
“When it's done outside of the covenant of marriage, you give away pieces of yourself.
She met plenty of guys but none of them seemed to work out except for one – the one Audrey calls “Ishmael.” “Everything seemed to be just right except for the gnawing thought in my brain that this wasn't the fit God had in mind,” she explains. “I had given up on ‘illegal sex’ 'cause that had brought me nothing but grief.
God wanted more.” She knew she needed to sow good things to reap a good man but she wasn’t quite sure how to do it...
“After the first date, I came home, called my mother and told her that I'd had dinner with my husband,” Audrey recalls. That was a big test because my mother is very discerning.” Not about to mess around this time, Audrey put Fred through the test. He was scrutinized by anyone who was important in my life. Just a few days after her 38th birthday, her dreams had come true, and her prayers were finally answered.But if you think the dating scene has gone awry and would prefer that your relationships fortify rather than undermine your dignity and self-respect, then this book is for you. Morrow will help you create a plan of action for your dating life that is drawn from his own dating experience (he entered the seminary at age 34 after many years of dating) and from his considerable pastoral work as a chaplain for Christian singles groups.He’ll show you what to look for in a potential spouse – and the tell-tale signs that you should walk away now.“I felt like I'd been some hypocrite, thinking one way and acting another,” she confesses. So I did.” It didn’t take long for Audrey to develop a damaging identity.She recalls, “Before you knew it, I had slept with one too many guys, and I was now the girl on campus with a ‘reputation’ -- the girl who slept around and who no one respected.” How could it have happened?
“My single years were spent trying to find myself,” she says. I didn't have a desire to drink myself into oblivion but the attention of someone -- anyone -- was what I craved,” she says.