Quoting Quiverfull: The Groom’s View

Quoting Quiverfull: The Groom’s View September 8, 2013

by Joshua Ohlman at his father Vaughn Ohlman’s site True Love Doesn’t Wait – Betrothal Announcement

Here is the announcement  that Joshua sent to his home church in Lubbock:

Proverbs 18:22
“Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.”

I would like to praise God for making me a recipient of the blessings found in the verse above. A week ago Friday I had the incredible blessing of flying to Michigan and meeting and betrothing to myself a wonderful woman who had been known as Laura Camp, and who we now call Laura Ohlman (betrothed).

When my family decided to go the betrothal route in the path to marriage, a decision I fully supported, I was forced to put my faith in God that my father would find me a Godly wife, and that He would bless us with an abiding love for each other. That faith has been rewarded with a measure filled to the brim, pressed down and overflowing. Although I met Laura only two hours before we were bound in our betrothal covenant I could not be more happy with her as God’s gift to me. Our love for each other grows daily (indeed hourly) and we and our families have all been greatly blessed by the betrothal process.

God’s hand has been clearly evident throughout this process. We are working on a story that lays out many of the details, but suffice it for now to say that without the Lord’s hand I would not be betrothed to my wonderful Laura.

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.

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