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I Teach the Liberating Theology of Christian Marriage
Hi, I'm Pastor Don
Milton. Read my Christian Romance
Novel, The Prince of Sumba right
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Times Christian Novel takes
place in THE PHILIPPINES! Read about
Ishmael David, the missionary, and his wife
Mary. Follow them from their touch down in Cagayan
de Oro to the mission fields of The
Islamic City of Marawi. Witness the
events in the lives of the Single Christian
Ladies on Fire For The Lord.
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of the End Times? Read and find out. Every
Single Christian Lady Must Read This Novel!
Chapters: [Prologue]                         
Are you in chains? Are you spiritually
bound by cultural and personal biases that prevent
you from enjoying the abundant life spoken of
by Jesus? Maybe you have a burden to help others
free themselves from such chains or maybe you'd
just like to gain a deeper knowledge of the scriptures.
Christian Marriage - What is it?
God explains His relationship
to us is through the metaphor of marriage and
so we are, spiritually speaking, God's wives.
It is therefore important for us to know what
a husband should expect of a wife as well as
what a wife should expect of a husband. This
knowledge will not only improve our relationship
with the Lord but it will clarify what is expected
of us in our own marriages.
Just as a Wife has Marital Rights, a Christian
has Believer Rights.
I'll bet you've never
heard that before. However, you've certainly
heard the old tune "Standing on the
promises of God." So it shouldn't be
difficult to understand that being "married
to God" has its benefits. God has indeed
made promises to us. We are not, however, to
be demanding of God that we receive what He has
promised. We are to be thankful and in awe that
He can indeed protect us and deliver us from
all adversities that we cannot bear without His
All Believers Need to Know the Responsibilities
of Being a Wife.
Christian marriage has an importance
not just to those who are married but to all
Christians. So what are the benefits and obligations
of being "married" to God? To know
that you must learn exactly how the Bible defines
marriage and that is exactly what I will set
out to teach here. Marriage is a relationship
far beyond the fairy tale romances that many
of us grew up hearing. There are far more freedoms
and far more responsibilities than most of us
were taught. To enter the members only area
and start learning your first lesson; The Proverbs
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from The Prince of Sumba: Prince
of Sumba - Select Passages - Romance, Prose, Humor, and Insight
These excerpts are from The Prince of Sumba, Husband to Many
Prince of Sumba - Select Passages - Romance, Prose, Humor,
Copyright 1998 Don Milton All Rights Reserved.
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Chapters: [Prologue]                         
If you're not sure what the Prince
of Sumba is about, the following excerpts will give you the
flavor. If you like it, please read. For now it's available
for viewing on this website.
I'll begin this section with a few paragraphs that I think
you'll like. I'll follow those with a chapter by chapter
excerpting of what you can find here on this website.
For a moment there was silence.
Then Sarapita, my precious bride, spoke.
here to read all of Chapter 16 - 'There Is No Other Way to
Have a Man!'
"My prince. May I be as a shadow when there is light and as
a dream at night, ever with you. May you know that I love you even when I don't
say it, and may you know that you are as the Lord to me. May you know that your
greatest hopes are mine as I pray that our Lord shall guide you. I am yours.
The cloth for the tokens of my virginity has been placed upon our bed of love.
Take me now."
If a man can still live without breathing, I am proof. As I looked
upon Sarapita that first night of love there was no room left within me for anything
but her. She immersed me in a most splendid suffocation. Her scent filled my
lungs, her kisses stopped my breathing, and her love beat within my heart. May
every man who loves the Lord experience such a love as this.
There were some however, who called themselves brothers, yet like
Jonah were "angry with us enough to die" and would have
preferred to continue wasting water on a "withering vine."
But it came to pass that the Lord's
Spirit was poured out upon us. He softened our hearts so that
we might "take away the reproach" of our women and "prepare
the way of the Lord" for that great opening of Asia, Africa,
and the Middle East.
Here to read all of the Prologue
Chapter 1 - Mission Mindanao
Suni, in sharp contrast to the
delapidated sari-sari store, looked more like a fashion model
than a poor roadside vendor. Her lips were glossed and her fingernails
glistened in the sun. When she walked her toes would peek out
from her long skirt revealing their stylish pedicure and then
hide themselves again. Her hips swayed each time she came around
the corner to put another snack in front of us. I know. Such
things are to be far from a missionary's mind but that was why
I was so blessed to have Mary, my wife. It seems my youthful
drive had never left me. I knew that I must be a married man
or face the possibility of fornication and disgrace each time
a beauty such as Suni sauntered by.
Here to read all of Chapter 1 - Mission Mindanao
Chapter 2 - The Arrival
Among themselves pastors tend to
be fond of joking and making puns. A pastor's congregation often
takes him so seriously that it isn't kosher to kid, so he relishes
getting visits from other pastors who can cut the mustard and
in this way he avoids getting into a pickle with his congregation.
Click Here to read all of Chapter 2 - The Arrival
Chapter 3 - Humble Adobo
Then I smelled it, a stench!
I said to Mary, "Do you smell that?"
She sniffed, "Eww, what is it!"
We both sniffed again to try to determine the location of the smell,
then Mary looked at me with one of those crooked little expressions she gets.
She leaned over and whispered, "It's you!"
She was right. It was me! My body had not yet accustomed
itself to the tropical climate. I guess you could say my clothes were beginning
to ferment. Fortunately, Tony had left our bags sitting next to the door and
I got out a change of clothes. I hurried to one of their many bathrooms and showered.
Intay, one of the maids, walked by the bathroom just as I was coming out. I was
wearing my clean change of clothing and was no longer ashamed, so I asked her
"Excuse me, could you be so kind as to put my dirty clothes
in the wash?"
She squatted next to the clothes, poked them with one end of her
broom stick and said, "Eww!"
Apparently she'd been watching when Mary and I had discovered the
smell. Sisiw, one of the other maids, went into the bathroom and knelt down next
to Intay to help her. She held the dust pan while Intay pushed my clothes in
with her broom stick. Pretending that my clothes carried some contagious disease,
she yanked her fingers back and squealed when the clothes nearly touched them.
Both maids now looked up at me, repeating in unison the new word they'd learned, "Eww!" In
their scrunched down positions they now fell backwards laughing. I couldn't help
but laugh with them.
"I'm Ish." I said as I reached down with both hands to
help them up to their feet.
"I'm Intay and this is Sisiw."
Sisiw matter-of-factly lifted up my arm now and sniffed my armpit. "Ah,
much better. Your wives will be very happy now. Ah, sorry sir, I mean your wife
will be very happy now." They giggled all the more.
"Please just call me Ish." I wasn't sure whether Sisiw
was kidding with the 'wives' comment or if it really was a slip of the tongue.
I remembered the missionary who was sent home for insulting the
hotel clerk. I said a silent prayer for him right then that he'd stop taking
the little things in life too seriously and start enjoying life's blessings.
How wonderful it is when the help can make fun without fearing for their jobs.
My request to take my clothes to the laundry had become an introduction to a
pair of adorable young ladies.
Here to read all of Chapter 3 - Humble Adobo
Chapter 4 - Sisters in Need
I don't know why they called the after service get togethers "coffees." The
members put more cream into those cups than coffee. one
of the young ladies joked with me,
"Do you take coffee in your cream or do you drink it white?"
"Black," I said.
"Black cream!" she giggled, "Whoever heard
of such a thing?"
She grasped my hand as she poured the hot coffee into my cup,
not wanting to scald me with it. You could tell how much this
opportunity to mingle and kid around meant to her. Was she flirting
with me or was it simply my fertile imagination that noticed
a slight wink as she turned to serve the others?
Click Here to read all of Chapter 4 - Sisters in Need
Chapter 5 - The Barbecue
"You will know them by their fruit," Sam answered. "Modelisa
is responsible for half of the women you see here at this gathering coming
to a saving knowledge of the Lord!"
I looked out at all the single ladies there.
All of those from his church were there; over 700.
I spoke, my throat now tightening, "You're
telling me that Modelisa has brought over 300 women to Christ?"
"More." Sam responded. "There
are other churches here besides Tigas View."
My tears gushed from my eyes. I could barely
get out the words, "Excuse me."
Suni took me to her apartment where I sat down
for a few minutes and wept privately.
Mary walked in and said, "What's the
I started to try to tell her but the tears started
gushing again. Sam was standing outside the door so Mary went
out to ask him.
"It's about Hope; how she's brought
hundreds to a saving knowledge of our Savior."
I could hear Mary whisper to Sam, "Oh, Ish
is always crying about something. He'll get over it."
Mary didn't realize I could hear her. It
cut me deep. Not because it was disrespectful to me but because
of the way my wife had reacted to Hope, the greatest evangelist
I had ever met. How could it be that Mary had no awe for the
great power that God had given that woman?
Sam walked over, "Now that you've gotten
to know the ladies, don't you think it's time for a
Bible study? The girls have been waiting for this moment."
"Sure," I said, "But I'll
need some water first."
Suni already had it poured. "My father used
to cry when he preached." She said. "I was responsible
for the water. He'd go through two liters in one sermon."
Suni's caring words warmed me. "C'mon
Ish. The other girls are waiting." Suni took my hand and
led me out to the center of the courtyard.
Here to read all of Chapter 5 - The Barbecue
Chapter 6 - Cherry the Harlot
"All right, since I have a volunteer,
I'd like to use her. Come over here Sexy." I was certain
that calling Suni by her nickname, "Sexy" would keep
the crowd's attention and it did. A slight tittering of "uhhhhh~" could
be heard again from the girls in the audience.
"You're going to be the single lady, Sexy. Stand over there."
Sexy put on a pouting face.
"I wanted to be the married lady!" She said, stomping
her feet like a spoilt toddler.
"Yes, let her be the married lady!" The girls shouted.
No more had I gotten out the words,
"Okay, so you're the married lady." than Suni said,
"Who's my husband?"
Exasperated I replied,
"Okay, so you want a husband. Let's see, who do you argue with
"I'm arguing with you right now." She snapped.
Again the crowd interrupted with their chorus of "uhhhh~"
"Okay, so you're my wife."
"Whatcha want for dinner honey?"
I turned to the side shaking my head. Sexy was a natural when it
came to tickling the crowd. I could barely keep a straight face. My wife, Mary,
was watching from the front row and having just as much fun watching Sexy pretend
to be my wife as Sexy was having playing the part.
"All right, all right, let's get on with this."
"Well we better. We're married. If we don't get on with this
you'll have me to deal with when we get home."
The girls giggled. I looked out at them scratching my head.
"Does she always act like this?"
"Oh not at all," Asina shouted, her voice ever loud, "she's
never been married before. Maybe you should try making up with her."
"Yes, let's kiss and make up." Sexy pouted again.
"Well, you guys, like it or not, I'm going to get on with this."
"I knew you'd agree." Sexy closed her eyes and puckered
"That's not what I'm talking about!"
The ladies roared with laughter.
Sexy and I couldn't have put on a better show had we planned it.
But this was supposed to be a Bible study and I was determined not to let their
desire for entertainment stop me from my duties.
"Sexy, I know you're enjoying being my wife but I've got to
get on with my duties."
"Oh, aren't you fresh!"
"Fresh? What are you talking about, Sexy?"
"Isn't it a little bit early in the day to be performing your
"This is nuts. Okay, you're my wife. That means that I have
rights too. Like to ignore you while I read the newspaper."
"I thought this was a Bible study."
"It is, it is a Bible study."
"Ya see, sometimes it takes a wife to set things straight.
How are ya feeling now that I've helped unconfuse you?"
The girls were in fits of laughter by now. I just had to ignore
Sexy for the moment and continue as if she weren't there. I did as best I could
to compose myself.
Click Here to read all of Chapter 6 - Cherry the Harlot
Chapter 7 - Loaves of Bread, Fish!
As the members of Sam's church and the
volunteers from other churches went among the crowd, the newly
saved were crying out with sobs of repentance and praises to
Jesus for His Free Gift of Salvation. I could hear continued
shouts and screams of "Alleluia" and "Thank
you Jesus" each time one of them rose out of the baptismal.
It's astounding how the mouths of new converts can be so suddenly
filled with praises for God.
Those who had come simply to see what all the noise was about
were each having their own face to face with God's Spirit as
the Lord's Presence continued to move powerfully through the
"Unclean, I'm unclean!" A nun screamed as she ran to the front of the
"I'm full of pride! Help me. I hate Born Agains! I'm in bondage to rules
but have never known the Lord. Pray for me father."
I stepped down for a moment to speak with her, microphone attached.
"I'm not your father. Other than the man who conceived you with your mother
you have just one Father and He is in heaven."
"Blasphemy! I'm a blasphemer!" She shouted. "I have called the
pope Holy Father. The pope is a blasphemer!" She now shouted.
Here to read all of Chapter 7 - Loaves of Bread, Fish!
Note: These excerpts are from The Prince
of Sumba, Husband to Many Wives.
Copyright 1998 Don Milton All Rights Reserved.
All Copyright Laws Apply - Thou Shalt Not Steal
of Sumba - Select Passages - Romance, Prose, Humor, and
Insight (Mar 06, 2006)
21 - Chapter Coming Soon! (Mar 06, 2006)
25 - The Betrothal (Mar 06, 2006)
24 - Isa's Story (Mar 06, 2006)
23 - The Marriage Chamber (Mar 05, 2006)
22 - The House of Esther (Mar 05, 2006)
16 - There is no other way to have a man! (Mar 05, 2006)
Born Again Christian Filipinas Ignored (Feb 27, 2006)
15 - Coming of Age (Feb 21, 2006)
14 - Dreams & Visions (Feb 12, 2006)
11 - Zealous Women (Feb 01, 2006)
13 - Treasures or Troubles (Feb 01, 2006)
10 - A Hard Teaching (Jan 13, 2006)
20 - The Betrothal (Jan 05, 2006)
19 - Isa's Story (Jan 05, 2006)
18 - The Marriage Chamber (Jan 05, 2006)
9 - John's Place (Jan 03, 2006)
8 - The Market (Dec 28, 2005)
Bush Appoints Judge Samuel Alito to be Supreme Court Justice (Nov
7 - Loaves of Bread, Fish! (Oct 08, 2005)
to Get Married (Aug 05, 2005)
Prophecy and Marriage (Aug 05, 2005)
to the Ministry (Jul 24, 2005)
Volunteers Needed Immediately! (Jul 24, 2005)
about Salvation - How to get to Heaven (Jul 24, 2005)
I drink of the milk of the flock? (Jul 23, 2005)
Things The Lord Has Laid Upon My Heart (Jul 22, 2005)
the Lord! President Bush Appoints Conservative Supreme (Jul
misunderstood verses. (Jul 05, 2005)
the delight of men. (Jul 04, 2005)
Open Letter to Muslims (Jul 04, 2005)
Bush Abandons Christians on Israel. Will Judges Be Next? (Jun
Bush's Lewd Remarks and Focus on the Family (May 17,
are American Christians Silent About the Immorality and Decline
of America? (May 12, 2005)
Bush - First "Lady" or First "Slut!" (May
Maiden's Footprints in the Sand (Apr 25, 2005)
6 - Cherry the Harlot (Apr 07, 2005)
Marriage (Mar 31, 2005)
5 - The Barbecue (Mar 31, 2005)
You Accept The Bible Over Your Culture? (Mar 24, 2005)
4 - Sisters in Need (Mar 23, 2005)
3 - Humble Abode (Mar 15, 2005)
2 - The Arrival (Mar 15, 2005)
1 - Mission Mindanao (Mar 14, 2005)
to The Prince of Sumba (Mar 14, 2005)
Protection Amendment - SJR 1 (Mar 12, 2005)
Key to Understanding The Husband of One Wife. (Mar 10,
Slip Polygamy - AKA - "Love Not Force" (Mar
Jesus a Married Man? (Mar 09, 2005)
Bush's 2nd Wife? (Mar 08, 2005)
In Your Heart - It's Not What You Think (Mar 08, 2005)
the Bible in One Year (Feb 26, 2005)
12 - Rites of Manhood (Feb 23, 2005)
is Legal in 43 States! (Feb 17, 2005)
Twain on Polygamy (Feb 16, 2005)
Does Not Condemn Polygamists (Feb 16, 2005)
Licenses (Feb 14, 2005)
Certificates (Feb 14, 2005)
Preach Christ Crucified (Feb 14, 2005)
Valentine's Day Scriptural? (Feb 14, 2005)
was Rahab? (Feb 14, 2005)
you reduced God to an expression? (Jan 26, 2005)
· "Gay" Marriage (Jan
Family Questions (Jan 25, 2005)
take the insecurity out of your own eye. (Jan 24, 2005)
Sabbath! (Jan 22, 2005)
is Pastor Don Milton (Jan 19, 2005)
Marriage, What is it? (Jan 19, 2005)
Interactive Features Coming Soon! (Jan 18, 2005)
Adultery & Divorce (Jan 14, 2005)
Fornicating Minister and My Wife (Jan 13, 2005)
between wives. (Jan 11, 2005)
· Divorce & Remarriage
of the Same Man (Jan 10, 2005)
Jesus Forbid Having More than One Wife? (Jan 09, 2005)
are men with more than one wife so secretive. (Jan 09,
Rights & Divorce (Jan 09, 2005)
defined. (Jan 09, 2005)
do you have to make marriage sound so complicated? (Jan
Counsel (Jan 09, 2005)
17 - The House of Esther (Jan 08, 2005)
friendly conversation. (Jan 08, 2005)
Pledge of Allegiance - Socialistic or Patriotic? (Jan
is more important; for churches to keep track of marriages,
or to keep track of divorces? (Jan 04, 2005)
you a Proverbs 31 Believer? (Jan 04, 2005)
Best Men are Taken? (Jan 04, 2005)
do so many pastors tell the men in their church not to divorce
a wife even for adultery? (Jan 02, 2005)
do I tell my wife that I favor polygamy? (Jan 02, 2005)
Adam Marry Other Wives? (Dec 31, 2004)
Drug Use Prior to Marriage (Dec 31, 2004)
Registration, Non-Profit = Non-Prophet & More (Dec