MembersA single woman’s search for love in times of war

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By Oriel Moran | | Topics: Gaza, Women
Finding a man who loves the Lord and can handle living in Israel has become 'mission impossible' for many young Messianic women. Photo: Oriel Moran
Finding a man who loves the Lord and can handle living in Israel has become 'mission impossible' for many young Messianic women. Photo: Oriel Moran

“Now my chances have gone way down.” That’s the thought that flashed through my war-weary mind as I fixated on the bland ceiling, lying solo on my bed as the world collapsed.

The first few days of the war were a daze, a black hole full of bad news and unearthly chaos. Between sirens and loud booms in the sky, I spent my days on the balcony facing the street to fill the void of human contact, as Jerusalemites were advised not to leave the house unnecessarily.

Amidst the great uncertainty, my human heart revealed its deepest desire: To find a good man, get married, and create my own family. Judge me all you’d like, but in times of war and extreme duress, you evaluate your existence similarly to a person assessing their life on their death bed.

And I wasn’t the only one; the whole country held their loved ones a little tighter as they heard heartbreaking stories of couples dying in each other’s arms, men proposing at their girlfriends’ graves, and widowed newlyweds and pregnant women....

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2 responses to “A single woman’s search for love in times of war”

  1. Disciple 1978 says:

    I used to be 32, I didn’t understand the concept of relating until I was 60. As an ex-sailor my early experiences of relating were mostly physical. That man was crucified and the Lord has given me a new heart that is increasingly able to do the right thing. I’m 6’ and have been making progress with losing weight. I’ve had serious health concerns in recent years but enjoy my gym and swim each week. My heart is interested in a lady, she’s a little nearer my age and it’d be my delight if we could be ourselves with one another. I’ll have to check whether she’ll want to endorse God’s values. God is love and he is teaching me to love his way that I might enjoy eternity with him and the brethren who have also learned his love.
    Be patient, you can help men find their right partner by identifying the areas you two match and don’t match up on. The honest ones can help you discover what you overlook, only stay within the proper bounds. Love is eternal and shouldn’t be rushed.

  2. David Nelson says:

    I assume you’re a born again Christ Follower, you have to be born again. 1- pray unceasing for the specific, be real specific, height, weight, temperament, intelligence, work habits, everything, make a list. The guy must to be born again also. If not, God won’t help you make it happen. I’m saying this because it worked for me. God found me a lady I would never have met, helped me meet her. I’ve been married to her for 22 years. She was divorced, I had never been married. I had other people , Christ Followers, coaching me what to do and not do, giving suggestions. Pray, believe it can happen. It will. I will pray for you, Oriel. Any Christ Follower would gladly move to Israel, it feels like home, We have been there twice.

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