[quote=PeterC]I am presently in “that” situation. The solution my present “civil” wife and I have decided is to live only as brother and sister until we can marry.
If I may, how is your marriage? My wife and I found ourselves becoming unusually irritable and rude toward one another when we tried to live as “chastely as possible” as per our parish priest’s suggestion. He also told us he didn’t want us to risk our very happy marriage.
However, if we did live as brother and sister we would both still be seperated from God via numerous mortal sins we’ve committed as individuals before we met and one we sadly committed together during our marriage.
On the up side, my 2 step children were brought into the Church this past Saturday. This was my 1st Easter Vigil. I was so proud and happy for the kids. The Light of Christ shines in their eyes. The Vigil was beautiful and wonderous as well. Anyway…all of this together got me to wondering about God hearing our prayers and such.