Timmy, your desires are so encouraging. I pray that I find a man like you
someday, and I pray and trust that God will lead you according to His perfect
timing as well. But there's beauty in the waiting. Keep the faith. Jer.
@Pops;If you don't have a good job that allows you to support
your family, you shouldn't be starting a family. If you have to have mommy
& daddy help you support a family, you shouldn't be starting a
family.The comment I responded to was someone quoting the Ensign
saying "don't wait to start your family" - simply foolishness.
"before one can afford a family" raises the interesting question - what
does it mean to "afford [a] family"? My wife and I married and had a
child while I was in school. We were poor as church mice, with no scholarship or
other financial assistance with schooling or anything else, but never lacked the
necessities and never felt a need for luxuries. We're still married decades
later and have never regretted getting married when we did, and most especially
don't regret having had the wonderful son we had then. We look back on that
time in our lives with great fondness because we worked together and were
successful at something that was difficult, but rewarding. I think it's
more about attitude and determination - and seeking and receiving blessings from
the Lord - than being able to "afford" this or that.I expect
that Tim is good man largely because of his religion. Why? Because religion
teaches us about things we need to change that are contrary to our nature. Many
humanists, rather than rejecting God's moral code and starting from
scratch, accept most of God's code with a few accommodations for those
parts of their nature of which God does not approve.
@christoph;Making a family before one can afford that family is a
recipe for divorce and disaster.
Tim is a good man. Religion is not required for that designation.
Best to make plans with a partner. A higher standard, however,says, "it is
a tragedy (for a LDS young man) to get career going before marriage. "
April 2007 Ensign, entitled "Three messages to young adults."
Granted, Brother Tebow, who does much good, and is a great role model,
doesn't read the Ensign and therefore not under the higher standard, yet
there are different levels of Christianity out there.
Why is this news? My wife is perfect and loves Jesus.
Let me add to Patriot's comment.Tim is a good man, who is not
afraid to wear his faith on his sleeve, and is openly mocked by the world for
Tim is a good man period.