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I am asking that you lift up to the Lord my girlfriend of almost 3 years. We’re both middle-aged Christians, in a very loving and patient and kind and giving relationship, and we have a total of five children from previous marriages- two in college, two on the way to college next year and one that’s got a ways to go.

We’ve had a wonderful courtship, have centered our relationship on Christ, amazing communication and have servant attitudes towards each other. Last Thursday she hit me with quite a surprise asking for a break. It is my belief that this is much more to do with things around us- her new job, stress about her kids, an aging father and her feelings of being overwhelmed by life. As they say you cannot pour water from an empty vessel. I think she is just overwhelmed and empty and feels badly about not being able to give as much as I do. At any rate she has asked for a break from us to try to simplify her life and figure things out. I am more of a believer that you need to run towards each other in times of trouble rather than away, but I still continue to seek to understand her. At this point I still do believe that she is just scared and trying to figure things out. I still believe she is the one that God has chosen for me, and I her. Time will tell. I am a firm believer that Satan tries to tear love apart, and we have a true and pure love. I would ask that you lift her up in prayer not just about our relationship, but for her ability to remember that she must seek God in all things, surround herself with friends for advice who are believers, and that she be open to counseling to get this figured out for herself. Pray that God send the Holy Spirit into her, help to give her perspective through the stress, and realize that even in the eye of the storm God remains in control!! I would also humbly pray for guidance to not only support her, but to be able to discern what are going to be the next best steps either together or apart. Thank you and God bless you all!

Received: August 8, 2022