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Soulmate?

Discussion in 'Polls Forum' started by PastorSBC1303, Jun 1, 2007.

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  2. No

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  1. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303 Active Member

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    Do you consider your spouse to be your soulmate?

    Now don't just say yes, be honest. :tonofbricks:
     
  2. mcdirector

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    Just out of curiousity, what in the world made you think of this for a poll? New sermon series???

    I did vote btw.
     
  3. PastorSBC1303

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    I read something recently about soulmates and was just curious how people honestly view each other in the marriage relationship.
     
  4. His Blood Spoke My Name

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    Funny...

    I cannot find the term 'soul mate' in the Bible.
     
  5. Baptist Believer

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    Find the word "Trinity" and get back to me.
     
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    My wife is my soulmate.

    She became my soulmate when we were just friends, well before we started dating. After about a year of close friendship, we decided to start dating. After 8.5 years of dating, we got married.

    She is still my soulmate, my closest confidant.
     
  7. Bro. Curtis

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    Jesus said there will be no man or woman in heaven, so I don't think souls can have mates.

    My wife is my best friend, my life partner, my eyes when I'm blind, my doctor & nurse, and I am all that to her.

    Soulmate seems like one of those hippy words that have zero meaning.

    My wife is just that, and all of that, my wife.
     
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    Thanks Pastor!

    I said soulmate too. I can't imagine life without him.
     
  9. His Blood Spoke My Name

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    While the word 'trinity' is not in the Word, it is seen many times and testified of.

    Soul mate... is not.
     
  10. His Blood Spoke My Name

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    God said He would make a help meet for man, not a soul mate.
     
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    If it's the same as "help meet", then yes.
     
  12. mcdirector

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    Curtis -- it's hippie!

    And I kind of like the term. Because my husband is who God intended for me. And in the past nearly 30 years, I've followed him all over the south and I'd follow him all over the earth if I had too. We've raised children together. We've nursed physical and emotional hurts together. He gets movies for me when I'm sick and he sleeps on the couch when he's sick ;) (that makes him extra precious) We've grown into middle age together and still like each other. I find that fascinating and I'm so very thankful.

    So as to the correct terminology - maybe soulmate isn't it - is this the person that God intended for me, yes. Is this the person that God caused me to long to be with, yes. I don't think that soulmate is all that far off the mark as a descriptor.
     
  13. PastorSBC1303

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    If you want to agrue about the word then start your own thread in a debate section. Otherwise leave this thread alone, your thoughts have nothing to do with the OP. Thanks.
     
  14. His Blood Spoke My Name

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    My answer is right in line with your OP, and also in line with the Word of God.

    Sorry you are not looking for a Biblical answer... my bad.
     
  15. TaterTot

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    hmmm, this is an interesting thread. No, soulmate isnt in the Bible, but most people desire to marry someone who is the missing piece of their puzzle.

    Of the people that have ever gotten gut level honest with me, I cant think of anyone who feels that they married their soul mate. Most have said that they did the best they could with what they knew at the time. Most have wondered "what if..." and feel that maybe they settled.

    I have seen some couples that appear to be total soul mates too. Dont mean to sound like a downer.
     
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    To me soul mate means the person God planned for you, designed you for them, them for you.
    Then I have married my soul mate.
    No mistakes, no what if's for either of us.
     
  17. Baptist Believer

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    Here's one... David and Jonathan. They were obviously soulmates.*


    *Please note, you seem to think that the word soulmate has connotations of romance or marriage, I am not operating from that definition.

    soul mate
     
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    I don't believe that there is any such thing as a soulmate. I believe we have the capacity to have a loving relationship with any number of people. Circumstances dictate the one we select.
     
  19. His Blood Spoke My Name

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    In the case of Jonathan and David, it was not a case of being soul mates as one would imply.

    Their souls knit together. That just means they were bound in a friendship... nothing more.

    The word 'mate' has to do with somone or something of the opposite sex, and can only be found twice in the KJV.
     
  20. Baptist Believer

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    Oh really?

    That's what being a soul mate is.

    Certainly much deeper than a casual friendship. (Please note, I am not implying that there was erotic attraction.)

    Not always. In British parlance, a "mate" is often a friend. A dictionary will help you with the various meanings.

    The King James translators are not authorities on modern expressions and usage.
     
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