8 responses to Jim Cates: A Real-Life Amish “Romance”
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    Terry from Wisc
    Comment on Jim Cates: A Real-Life Amish “Romance” (November 5th, 2015 at 08:05)

    Wow! What a testimony and a huge thank you for sharing. Most likely they both now have a lighter step in their walk, and a truly different and now positive look at life in general.
    In the Christian magazine Guideposts there is always a short story re: “His mysterious ways”, and your story qualifies. 🙂

    We remain safe in Christ,

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    Jim Cates
    Comment on Updating "The Power of Love" (November 5th, 2015 at 13:56)

    Updating "The Power of Love"

    Actually, with any writing there is a “publication lag,” so this story was written some time ago. Recently I received a picture from the British fellow mentioned in the story. The photo was a shot of his beautiful son, and he reports that he is happily settled in to a relationship himself.

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    Comment on question (November 5th, 2015 at 21:26)


    Oh, dear. That story left me wanting to know more!

    How did she meet her husband?
    I assume they are still amish?
    Has her father ever asked for forgiveness? What is her relationship to her father now?

    I’m so glad that she got beyond the feelings that such a relationship with her father gave her and found herself worthy of love and a healthy relationship.

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    Carolyn B
    Comment on Jim Cates: A Real-Life Amish “Romance” (November 6th, 2015 at 18:03)

    Great story. Keep these coming. I liked the bartender segment as much as the main story. Something about “unrequited joy” had me giggling.

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    Jim Cates
    Comment on Jim Cates: A Real-Life Amish “Romance” (November 7th, 2015 at 13:32)

    Backchannel contact me, and I’ll give you the name of the bar. If you walked in today, after all these years, I’ll bet if you asked the bartender if he remembers the guy who held onto a bar stool for 3 1/2 hours by ordering $6 worth of drinks he would still turn purple, point to the door and scream “OUT!” Absolutely no sense of romance, that one…

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    Comment on Love knows no bounds (November 9th, 2015 at 17:47)

    Love knows no bounds

    You just never do know what work God would have you do..
    Great job Jim.. great story.

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    Comment on Jim Cates: A Real-Life Amish “Romance” (November 10th, 2015 at 16:33)

    Great story Jim.

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    The Other Erik
    Comment on This raises a question. (November 14th, 2015 at 01:40)

    This raises a question.

    What would a real-life Amish “Bromance” be like? 🙂

    But seriously though, I liked this story and want to thank Jim Cates for sharing it. This makes me wish the Amish lady and British gent had appeared in a documentary, so I could learn more.

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