would think there is a pretty big difference between waiting a long time and RECEIVING something promised and waiting a long time and finally dying without EVER RECEIVING what you were promised.
Fed up Was going to say the same thing,👍
"Our hope is that within a few years our marriage may be consummated and, by the Lord’s grace, we shall have sweet children that will be an honor to the Lord. We can well defer our marriage until lasting peace comes to the Earth"
Blues I find those biographies the most tragic. Lack of money, careers, even an education can be accepted if you've been blessed and happy in your family life. If you've had a happy marriage and healthy, happy kids....good friendships, too,....all that other stuff can be; if not forgiven, at least overlooked. But to deny yourself marriage and family for that avaricious, cold-hearted, conceited, obdurate (I could go on) unChristian organisation to do nothing but take from the good natured, is the worse crime they commit imo.