• Lessons Learned from a Marriage: The Story of Bruce and Claire

    May 20, 2012 8:54 am 451 comments
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  • Most of you remember that on May 20th last year, Claire and I were married.  Some people, like L.N., will shout “You’ve never even met”. Nothing could be further from the truth though.  L.N. is jealous that Claire chose me over him, and Claire is trying to put our marriage in the back of her mind.

    As our one year anniversary rolls around, you can all witness the fact that Claire’s comments are more hateful and ridiculous though.  Don’t deny it, kids, everyone sees it.  I personally will take full responsibility for he inane commentary though.  Honestly, after being married to an American hero at the age of 20, how can you expect to do better?

    Last year, I married the beautiful and vibrant young girl named Claire Snedeker.  I spent over a month trying to convert her to God’s will.  Even after sending her to spend two weeks at Sister Susan’s Christian Housewife Boot Camp, she still ignored my requests for food, refused my suggestions of laundry, and denied my need for procreation action.  She seemed more interested in her 402 cats than in being a normal wife.

    Immediately after the beautiful ceremony at August Weisz’s Ranch, I could feel that our marriage was beginning to slip away.  All throughout our honeymoon in Saudia Arabia (I still do not understand why she demanded that we go there), she was very distant and only talked about her cats.  I just thought that this was because she had never been away from them for more than a few hours, but later came to realize that she is addicted to cats, she is a cat hoarder.

    Seeing a scene like the above picture would send any normal human running for the hills, but God told me that I needed to stay.  He said He needed me to attempt to put Claire back on the right track.  He said that  all her negativity towards Christwire and its authors,  was actually due to the fact that she wants to believe in Him and just needed that extra push.  As any good, humble Christian would do, I agreed to stay.

    Knowing that I was fighting an uphill battle, I turned to the Holiest person that I know for help, Sister Susan.  I asked if she would take Claire in at her home and give her a crash course in being a good Christian housewife, and Susan agreed.  Unfortunately, directly between the bus station and Sister Susan’s house in Atlanta is the Atlanta Humane Society, and Claire stopped in to look at the kitties.  She never made it to Susan’s, but instead returned home with 57 more cats and a new tattoo.

    After witnessing the new tattoo, and her flagrant disrespect of Sister Susan, God again spoke to me.  He told me that if He did not see some significant improvements in Claire’s attitude and mental health within the next two weeks, he would arrange for me to be able to get an annulment.  I agreed to suffer through this burden in hopes that I could finally break through Claire’s rock hard head and allow her to see the love of Jesus.  I wanted nothing more than to turn her into a Holy woman of the Lord, and spend the rest of my days with her, but because of  her stubbornness and her devil cats, she would not budge.

    The marriage was annulled one month and 11 days after it had begun.  While I will never regret marrying Claire, I will always regret knowing that I had the opportunity to save her from burning in the pits of Hell for eternity, and I could not.  I have a little glimmer of hope though.  I can see a change in the comments she makes here now.  They are less rude, and more thought out responses.  Perhaps our marriage did help her a little.  Maybe my love and respect broke through her shell a tiny bit.  I know that for a few months after our marriage was annulled, she was quite despondent, but perhaps it was during that time that she had a breakthrough and lost some of the hate that filled her black Atheist heart.  I believe that God had this in His plan all along.  He knew the marriage wouldn’t last, but he knew it would help Claire become a bit more enlightened and less hateful.  It took me awhile to realize all the good that I actually did inn Claire’s life, but now that I have realized it, I am content in knowing that I did God’s work in her life and she is a little bit happier and one step closer to finding Salvation.

    The moral here is: never think that just because something doesn’t work out the way you had planned, that you failed at it, but perhaps God had other plans in His mind.  God never makes mistakes, and He always has a plan for you.  No matter how big or small your role in His plan is, always remember that it is still an important role.

    Please share your favorite memories of Claire and myself in the comment section below.  I know it always brightens Claire’s day when people talk about her (she has a little bit of an ego problem).  Have a blessed day, and Claire, I still love you, but like a sister in Christ.

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    About The Author
    Bruce Myron Danus Years of Mental Gymnastics, and lots of love from Jesus has made this man realize he was not "Born this Way", but instead chose to be a Homogay until he met God and realized God doesn't make mistakes like a homogay.

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