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rastafarian beliefs on marriage and relationships

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It is my firm belief that rastafarian couples have some of the most sound relationships. Why? Because they have a commonality, or love understanding, and commitment, which stems from their belief in God. Now I am speaking of Jamaican rastafarians. This is what I am, this is what I am familiar with.marriage advice rastafari tips and advice for men and women

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50% of american marriages end in divorce – this is what the stats say   

This is a fact and maybe that percentage has actually grown since the last time I checked. This is often because the ingredients were not there in the first place to make the marriage a success. What are the ingredients of successful marriage? From my spiritual perspective….

Which brings me to my next question. How many people actually fulfill their marital obligations. Now this is tricky question. There are spiritual marital obligations, social marriage obligations and the unspoken marital obligations. This is why I personally don’t believe that strongly in marriage. There is so much that gets mixed up, and things that shouldnt be the priority are, sometimes people feel pressured the moment they get married and a partner becomes disappointed because an obligation was not fulfilled.        
Many Rastafarians stay single for long periods of time between relationships and would rather be “picked up” than do the picking up themselves. This imhow to tell if someone is Rasta guessing is because they see the world differently and rarely look at non rastafarians as someone to settle down with.            
many of my views here are based on the fact that I am female, and that I am a dread, and that I cannot be with a non rasta man. I know many rastafarian men who are very willing to date women who are not dreads, however there too exists those who are not.     

rastafarians with other rastafarians

Many rastas like to date and settle down with other rastafarians. Marriage to us is the fact that we are with this person, committed to the relationship, and sharing our selves with this person in a way we do not with others. Please note, I am a jamaican rasta, so my views are different from those of say, an american rasta.     


I cannot date someone outside of my rasta spiritual beliefs

It is difficult for me, as a dread, to date outside of my spiritual beliefs. I absolutely cannot do it! Even if I tried, I could not do it. As a rastafarian women, to have a rastfarian man in my life is extremely important. Not because this is part of some written doctrine, but because I need to be with someone who understands me through and through. My spirituality is a very important part of who I am. I want to share this aspect of my self with another dread, and him sharing his self with me. Most rastafarian women of Jamaican heritage feel this way.


relationships of yesterday can effect marriages of today

I feel western society is spoiled, and when you have had many partners in your life time, people cannot see their partners anymore. Sometimes we only see what we want our partners to be. So we go for an upgrade. Sometimes this means a divorce, sometimes it means extra marital affairs, sometimes it means somebody younger, slimmer, with more money. The point is we need to start accepting the one we are with as the one we chose. And allow that person to be who they are. Is god a part of your marriage?              


 Is god a part of your marriage or relationship?

Rasta CoupleIs god a part of your marriage or relationship? The difference between a rastafarian couple having a relationship and a non rastafarian couple is, the way we love god is constant. We stay true to his teachings and the rules of the bible. We make love num#1 in all things we do daily. Love all things as creations of God and perhaps your relationships and or marriage, will be a lot healthier!A marriage should be about love, understanding and communication…this is the basis for a good healthy bond…rastafari! don’t get married, unless you both really want to here are some pointers for a healthy happy relationship…

  • discuss everything
  • make honesty a priority no matter what the subject
  • decide to stay commited to the relationship
  • share bible verses and bible readings together
  • put god first.

If you are dating a rastafarian…

If you have the privilege of dating a rastafarian man or woman, you are a “lucky son of a …..” Really, i mean that… you most likely have someone who is 100 % committed to the relationship and who loves you like no other will. Rastafarians can be, and are pure love in human form. Not only that, chances are they see you the way god sees you. It doesn’t get better than that.


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  • love appreciation and respect for god on the part of both parties
  • same spiritual beliefs without one having to convert to the others religion
  • same beliefs about love and relationships
  • friendship within the relationship
  • lots of communication
  • learning about god together on a regular basis
  • commitment to never give up on the relationship
  • getting married for love only and not for self fulfillment

Marriage – a rastafarian perspective

 king selassie empress menenDo rastafarians believe in marriage? We don’t make a big deal about getting married, but most of us who are involved in serious relationships with people who are say, christian, or catholic ( non Rastafarians) we have very little issue with getting married if it’s what will make our partner happy. The success any relationship, Rastafarians believe, is a healthy loving relationship is about the commitment of the 2 people involved, from the heart.

what does it really mean to get married?

My question as a rastafarian woman to the people reading this is…what does it really mean to get married anyway? It doesn’t come with any “guarantees”. Relationships should be a bout love and only love. I feel many people who get married now a days, do so for reasons other than just love.           

 list of some of  wrong reasons a couple might get married      

  • all their friends are married
  • for financial gain from the marriage
  • to be able to say, “I am married”
  • to have their own wedding
  • to feel more secure in the relationship
  • to prevent child rearing out-of-wedlock

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104 Responses

  1. Simple believer June 13 2010 @ 4:33 pm

    I am a white, non-dread involved with a Rasta King for 8 years. We have a beautiful son (almost 4 years old) together.

    I am not Rasta, but I do not label myself with any one religion. I study many, and believe strongly that there are many paths to the same great mountain.

    Over the past year, our differences in spiritual beliefs have put a serious strain on our relationship… He claims that I am “godless” because I do not commit to one doctrine… and I continually feel that he wants to pressure me into converting to Rasta.

    I wonder why, after so many years together, and accepting the differences in our faiths…. why is it an issue now? Do you feel that this can be overcome?

  2. yuajah June 13 2010 @ 9:52 pm

    Dear Non dread involved with Rasta King….
    Upon reading your comment…I felt the hurt…that this issue may be causing the two of you in your relationship together. I have spun this many ways in my mind. As a Rastafarian woman I understand the desire your king has of wanting you to convert…upon further contemplation…my verdict on this issue is…he him self is not feeling comfortable with the fact that you are not a rastafarian woman. The issue is not yours. I am sure he knew you were not Rasta when he got together with you…or when he “became” Rasta. The issue is not you…there is much more I would like to say on this issue, however I feel that this should suffice for now.

    Love, Inity and Unity. Peace and Respect my Sista!

  3. Simple believer June 13 2010 @ 10:34 pm

    I think I knew that it was his discomfort that was causing the problems… Now how to fix it is MY burden.

    He was Rasta long before we met…. For over 20 years now in fact. I was not raised in any religion, and by my own spiritual need I studied many faiths but never ended up settling on any single one, but rather developed a deep respect for all faiths. I believe that a person’s relationship with the almighty is highly personal, and cannot be justly compared to any other person’s relationship the almighty, so I rarely share my beliefs and never never never judge how another individual chooses to connect with the almighty. Now he accuses me of being “Godless”…

    When we had a son together, we never discussed any plan for spiritual upbringing… and by default Dada (silently) assumed he would be brought up Rasta, and I (silently) assumed he would be brought up to make his own path. So when Dada moved 3000 miles away, I did not strictly adhere to Rasta doctrines in teaching our son. Now it seems that our family structure may be beyond repair.

    I don’t know all the details of the Rasta faith, nor have I been exposed to any other Rasta families during the course of our relationship, and I have no one to talk to that would understand his point of view, or help me to understand either… So please, any insight you may give would be welcome and appreciated from the depths of my heart…

    One World, One People, One Heart….
    Simple Believer

  4. yuajah June 14 2010 @ 8:18 pm

    There is much I would like to say on the issue…in order to do that I would need to ask many questions. What it boils down to is…Would he be willing to end the relationship based on your unwillingness to “convert.” And if so, are you willing to lose your “Rasta King” over this? Please think about this. If you have any questions for me, ask…One of the thing I would like to ask you is…are the two of you currently living together? It wasnt clear to me.
    Peace, Love, Inity, Unity, Respect my Sistren.

  5. Anonymous August 25 2010 @ 8:35 pm


  6. Anonymous July 28 2010 @ 2:13 pm

    i love the spiritual connection i have with all rastas

  7. Simple believer June 14 2010 @ 8:52 pm

    I don’t know if he is willing to lose our relationship over this issue. I know that I am willing to do whatever it takes to not lose our relationship.

    No we are not living together, and if you asked him, we never have. Our relationship has always been…complicated. We met after he had been separated from his (then) wife for six months. She was Rasta, and they had 3 children together. He ended up “living with” his parents and she got the house and the kids. I have never been married, and I have always worked full time to support myself and my family, and of course that includes providing a home for the family. After a year or so of “dating”, he was living with me – staying at my house 5 or more nights a week, and continued that way for most of the 8 years we have been together. Last year, his ex pulled up and took off with all his children and moved to another state. He was heart broken, and in a bad state mentally. He decided to move across the country and attempt to run a business out there with the intention of sending for me and our son after 6 months or so. It didn’t work out where he was, and he ended up returning here. While he was gone, I ended up getting custody of a 10yr old daughter I had from a previous relationship, and due to that we decided that he should not be staying at my house overnight until we worked out our other issues.

    This is where the problems came to light… My girl was not raised around anything even remotely similar to the Rasta way… and I could not abruptly change her habits (eating habits specifically). We had, up until my girl came back, only let our son have chicken and fish (and both Dada and I ate the exact same). But my daughter was not on that diet, and her baby brother wanted to have the same things she was having, and in short… I chose the easy way out and let him. And while daddy was away, he had gone to a strictly Itals (vegan) diet, and expected that I would easily shift to that as well, and of course do the same with the kids…. But it is NOT easy to deny children food when they are hungry, and it is not easy to explain to a 3 year old why he can’t have what his sister and friends are eating. So anyway, he thinks I am intentionally disrespecting him as a man, and as a father, and disrespecting his faith by not following the doctrines myself or making the children do so either.

    It is my guess that the situation with his other children has caused him to delve deeper into himself, and his faith, for guidance…. And I sincerely support that and I support him….But I am not there, spiritually, and I can’t promise that I ever will be. I am a firm believer in the freedom of religion, and I know that I have the relationship with God that I am supposed to have at this time. Sometimes I am afraid that I offend people with my refusal to name my faith… and I know that for many it is hard to understand something without a label. But I am not godless, and am not atheiest.

  8. yuajah June 15 2010 @ 1:11 am

    I dont know where this gentleman is…or what his complete feelins are regarding the relationship…you must be the one to decide if this is something worth “pursuing.” If you say you are willing to do whatever it takes…are you willing to “convert” to Rastafari?
    Peace, Love, Inity, Unity, and Respect my Sistren

  9. frankisha June 2 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    wel if she dont want to become a rasta, i dont see anything wrong with that i mean it is her choice. so i dont understand why her husband is having a problem with her for that. and its children you must understand not everything a child is going to eat, for example i have a sister anything i eat she want to eat as wel i dont see a probelm with that, so if the little boy want to eat what his sister is eating i dont see a problem

  10. Brooke January 1 2011 @ 11:09 pm

    If god is all-encompassing, how is it even possible for someone to be god-less? God brings souls together, not divides them. At a great intersection, such as this, I would ask: “What do I treasure most?”

  11. Debra Hugh July 24 2010 @ 3:51 am

    hello i am currently in love with a Rasta he believes in BOBO ASHANTI and i believe in him. my 2 problem is he never mentioned some woman to be involved with after datin for more than a year! yes i always suspected that he mat be havin intercourse with someone but not on a regular basis. with our physical distance it gets hard sometimes but i am willin to convert not for him but for the beliefs as a rasta! I lost one rasta man b 4 due to lack of understandin & lack of knowledge please help mi DESPRATELY IN LOVE

  12. yuajah July 25 2010 @ 8:16 pm

    When you are not Rasta your self, a Rastaman can be hard to understand. Basically hun, lets set the Rasta thing aside for a moment. I want to ask you a question you might want to ask your self. “How much am I willing to invest in this relationship?” “How much is the other partner investing in this relationship?” Seeing that you have a distance between you, this is not a Rastafarian issues….I would appreciate some more information,

    Unity, Love, and Respect mi Sistren

  13. antaru July 26 2010 @ 8:03 pm

    i like making friends to all rastas

  14. uniquempress October 13 2010 @ 4:12 pm


  15. HOT EMPEROR August 27 2010 @ 2:57 pm

    i feel much when i think of jah creation much appreciation when i think about black woman i would like to date a rasta woman

  16. uniquempress October 13 2010 @ 4:13 pm


  17. wondering August 29 2010 @ 3:24 am

    I have never felt so much pure love as I have in the last 8 mths with a Rastaman. I feel so much respect,so much honest,pure,raw emotion. It is a great risk, having never felt unconditioned love and respect,it makes me wonder am I really awake or dreaming? Some times when I question the whole thing he very gracefully reminds me that it is myself that I am questioning. I so wish I could let everyone I have ever met feel such love.

  18. yuajah August 29 2010 @ 5:17 am

    That is the most beautiful thing I read today. I am so happy to hear and read that you are accepting this love…the love of a Rastaman or a Rastawoman is (usually) the same love that God gives you…constant consistent secure and pure acceptance…thats what it means to love. I am so happy for you.
    Rastafari, Jah Love, and Respect.

  19. uniquempress October 13 2010 @ 4:17 pm


  20. debra hugh August 29 2010 @ 4:10 pm

    I think you should follow your heart, a rasta man that loves you is pur e and unconditional love! I knew and loved a Rasta once and it wasnt till it was over( my fault) that i realized he loved me whole hearted ly and where ever he may be i know that he still loves me!relax and follow the flow trust me you will be happy till the end of time!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. frankisha June 2 2011 @ 10:55 pm

    ok sounds good to me

  22. The Best Decision I made August 30 2010 @ 8:00 pm

    My King is a Rasta,I decided to become Rasta Early this year,My King told me that, it grew his Love for me, He taught me to Love unconditionally, He taught me to embrace Life and live life with no regrets my Love for Human Life is understanding.I learned to Love JAH through faith,hope and Joy,Knowing the Spirit is very Strong and its our Heavenly Father living through us so we ALL need to show Human Life that JAH IS LIVING THROUGH YOU.

  23. yuajah August 31 2010 @ 6:00 am

    You totally touched my heart….thank you for sharing.
    Love, Respect and more love to you.

  24. miriam August 31 2010 @ 6:59 pm

    I hav recently been in a spiritual cleanse my rasta friend has taught me how to truly love myself rest an just live day to day! I no what true love is now an thats loving me first! I love everthing about rasta life! The rastas I no are truly wonderful! I hope my rasta king finds me one day!! Bless my friends!!

  25. yuajah August 31 2010 @ 10:52 pm

    I hope you meet your Rasta King in the near future.

    Much Love to you Sistren.

  26. Bridgette September 14 2010 @ 7:17 pm


    My son’s father has been in pridon for 14 yrs , we have maintained our relationship as best that we can being that he has been imprisoned for so long. Well he will be released in 2 yrs and we have such love for each other. I decided a yr ago that I would stop dating and having sex or any relationship with another man because we are planning to continue our relationship and poss. marriage. The problem is that he has converted to Rastafarin Religion. I am Christian. So i have been doing research on your religion. but im afraid that I may not be able to convert. Please give me some tips and words of wisdom.becaus I really want to do this for him and myself because listening to him speak of this religion makes me really want to convert.im just scared i wont make it!

  27. yuajah September 15 2010 @ 12:15 am

    Thank you for being so open. What exactly are you afraid of? I would be more than happy to share information with you and try my best to help you with the transition.


  28. Garvey October 7 2010 @ 7:10 am


    I was born in the Philippines and I came here at the age of 9.. I was raised a Catholic and ate meat.. Going to School and living in the States change my view in life. It was my first time experiencing racism, Police harassment, alcohol and etc..(Babylon) Growing up as a young teen, I always had a different out look about everything.. I thought TV was a corruption (media), I felt everyone was separated because of rich, middle and poor, and I always wondered why ganja was illegal?

    At the age of 16, I met a new girl in my class in High School.. I didn’t realized she was my neighbor and her Mom was Jamaican.. We became really close and her Mom gave me my first Bob Marley double disc with a video tape..

    It all started at the age of 23, when I was tired of cutting my hair every month so I decided to get dreadlocks.. With a little help and support from my neighbor who is now my Rasta Mom. I converted into Rastafarian, she lectured me every time I see her and she consider me as one of her sons.. I started reading more and more then finally realize that my belief as a child was a Rasta..

    It was the best thing that every happened to me.. I stopped eating meat, chalice for medication and blessed every moment that I’m breathing.. Jah know!

    Give thanks to the healing of the nation, The most High, I and I Jah Rastafari!!

    One Love Sistern

  29. Rasta Princess Longing for Understanding October 7 2010 @ 5:39 pm

    I met my Rasta King April 2010. When we met he assumed that I was Rasta because I have dreads, I have grown to accept many of the Rasta principles, and for the most part consider myself a Rasta Princess. Because I was raised as a Christian I have a problem understanding why Jesus is not accepted and Haile Selassie I is. They both are obviously prophets. I have struggled with this and we have discussed it to no avail.

    There are a few problems in our relationship with my Rasta King: (1) he lives in Jamaica and I in America; (2) my beliefs are not as solid as his and therefore I question whether I truly believe; (3) I am currently married and have been living a lie in this marriage as it is not what I want, but because of my Christian upbringing it is difficult to end the marriage; and (4) I unable to verbally justify why it is difficult for me to leave my husband.

    I know in my heart the love that I share with my Rasta King is the ultimate and if I don’t leave my husband I may never experience the greatness of love as I have now.

    Any thoughts on my situation would be appreciated. Much love and respect. Thank you.

  30. yuajah October 7 2010 @ 11:41 pm

    That is a tough situation. Any time you are with someone but love someone else it is very hard. I know the love of a Rastafarian is unlike any other. I dont want to suggest something that some would judge as “condoneing cheating.” Have you had the opportunity to go to Jamaica and spend some real time with your Ras King? Where would you be planning to live together if you were to end your relationship? How would the bills get paid? is there children involved? The truth of the matter is we dont know if something is going to work until we try it out. Either that or consult a psychic. Those are my thoughts hun. I hope that helps

    Much love and Respect to you sistren.

  31. uniquempress October 13 2010 @ 4:31 pm

    Life is too short for regrets and unwanted pleasures. your life is where JAH intended for it exactly to be and in the Moment you will know the time for change. I am in a similar situation, but im happy in my Marriage and i still LOVE my RASTA KING. My Rasta lLove understands my status and RASPEK it but My husband dont understand My LOVE for my RASTA KING? It is more of a spiritual connection because no matter where we go our hearts is still 1 . Therefore, If i was unhappy i would leave. My problem is I LOVE them BOTH. Just remeber anybody can be good TO you but you should choose who is good FOR you? Just like you should choose what food to eat that is best for you, well it is vital that your mind, heart, and spirit is healthy as well. we are one love and we should live so

  32. Sue October 8 2010 @ 3:10 am

    First and foremost …. Love to Jah…..the Most High is beautiful….I have been in a bad marriage for 15 years to a man (non-Rasta) that betrayed me 3 times. I have lived his life thru me to give him everything…my king…I have figured out NO…my whole life I have desired a great love that I know Jah could only give me. I prayed and asked for wisdom, strength and PURE love to come my way. An angel came my way just a few days ago…actually he is from my life 17 years ago…we lost touch when I met my husband. I know that the Most High is at work and that I am blessed by this beautiful Rasta King….he fills me with the Love I have missed out on all these years….we are taking it slow….but I love that when we talk it is about Jah and His love for us thru verses. I am so blessed and thankful …. Rastafarian is life….Peace to all…

  33. yuajah October 8 2010 @ 5:50 pm

    That is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Love and Respect.

  34. zenefifique October 10 2010 @ 8:27 am

    love to all…
    a month ago i met my Rasta King, he was spending his holidays in my country. a few days after we met, we came together and were inseparable since.. i was overwhelmed with the love, respect and caring he was showing to me. the love that grew between us is like no other love i ever experienced. there is a supreme force that brought us together, i could feel it, and i still do. he stayed here for 3 weeks, and now he is on the other side of the world, but i never felt him closer. i’m joining him in a month and we are both very exited about it. i’m not a rasta, but we seem to get along nonetheless. so what i wanted to share with all the woman in this blog, rasta or non rasta, is that what matters in a relationship is first and last the love you have for each other. from there, if it’s a honest love, the respect and commitment will grow and the union of both parties will blossom. the important thing, for me, is never to lose faith in love and in yourself. for these two will bring happiness and homogeneity in one’s life..

  35. yuajah October 10 2010 @ 10:56 pm

    That is beautiful. I wish you lots of love and happiness with your Rasta King. I hope you are willing to adjust to his lifestyle and beliefs. I mention this because I know a true Rasta cannot change his beliefs and values, therefor it is left up to the other partner to adjust. The love you recieve from a Rastafarian is true, and most likely forever! I am so happy for you. I hope to meet my RasKing soon. May there be happiness, love, and true closeness between you and your RasKing and may the love of Jah, continue to grown strong and firm around you.
    Much Love and Respect Sistren.

  36. zenerifique October 10 2010 @ 8:31 am

    love to all…
    a month ago i met my Rasta King, he was spending his holidays in my country. a few days after we met, we came together and were inseparable since.. i was overwhelmed with the love, respect and caring he was showing to me. the love that grew between us is like no other love i ever experienced. there is a supreme force that brought us together, i could feel it, and i still do. he stayed here for 3 weeks, and now he is on the other side of the world, but i never felt him closer. i’m joining him in a month and we are both very exited about it. i’m not a rasta, but we seem to get along nonetheless. i know that our love is still young, but when one commit from the start, i believe that the relationship is then based on solid ground.
    so what i wanted to share with all the woman in this blog, rasta or non rasta, is that what matters in a relationship is first and last the love you have for each other. from there, if it’s a honest love, the respect and commitment will grow and the union of both parties will blossom. the important thing, for me, is never to lose faith in love and in yourself. for these two will bring happiness and homogeneity in one’s life..
    all the best for all the sistas out there.

  37. zenerifique October 10 2010 @ 8:36 am

    and i want to thank you, yuajah, for giving us the opportunity to express and share, and for taking the time to help and also share.
    be blessed.

  38. Compassionate1 October 29 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    I felt compelled to write something here as I’m so fascinated and deeply curious to learn more about the Rastafarian movement and faith. I have fallen in love with a beautiful being. I’m a white, petite English women living in London and he’s a mixed Rastafarian, we met through studies and work connections and I wasn’t attracted or drawn to him in anyway until he kept pursuing me to meet and get to know a little more. Of course I eventually gave in and this powerful connection kicked in like POW! this beautiful, soulful and spiritual connection between us overwhelmed me like no other man. Having gone through a tragic marriage breakdown where my husband left me for another. I had not engaged in any serious relationships until this beautiful Rasta King walked into my life and I felt his presence was actually nurturing and healing me. Having eventually given into him physically, he informed me he has 3 children and lives with his wife a Rastafarian herself (not married) As he’s a practising Buddhist and Rasta I felt he faked his way into me life and into my heart, proclaiming to be this great compassionate and kind soul yet is betraying his wife and family with me. He knew somehow once he got under my skin, I would find it hard to let go. True! An unbelievable, heart-stopping, tender and passionate lover!! 10 months on, I have walked away from him several times as I tell him to go home and love and cherish his wife and family as he’s so blessed as his life is rich with love. He insistently comes back as “My friend” I struggle with his deceptions and my thoughts interrupted of him loving her as he does with me, which ultimately results in agonising pain and emptiness (undoing all of my healing) It’s truly not who I want to be and it will end and probably very soon, though I want to say I have no regrets, mainly for the purpose of the many magic moments shared with this beauty and of the sacred times we have spent together and how it’s opened and expanded me to the world of Rastafari, the music and the peaceful and natural culture I have been exposed to. This man has made me feel so alive and so desired like I’m a true goddess, not verbally might I add, but by how he just is. I know he’s deeply attracted to me and acts like I’m the only women who’s ever put a spell on him (Of course I’m not) But it has been truly wonderful in parts and completely intoxicating. He truly loves and adores his wife and family very much and he’ll never leave them (Not that I’ve ever asked nor would I) His words justifying his behaviours are very simple, “Can’t you see the simpleness of our relationship and that of the beauty of a man and women enjoying and sharing each other” One life, one love and many people to experience” That’s it. Whilst I’ve never told him I love him, I fully believe he isn’t in love with me at all. It’s quite a skill how he doesn’t manage to fall in love with his lovers whilst being this close and intimate with them. It reminds me of the legend Mr Bob Marley ” One man can enjoy many Queens” Is this a secret rule or part of your culture, but is never spoken of? Either way, I feel blessed that I have experienced profound tenderness, love and passion from this unique creature. Anyone with similar experiences, I would love you to share. Namaste

  39. Jessi November 2 2010 @ 10:27 pm

    I am a non-rastafarian young woman living in england. Recently an older rasta has confessed to me that he likes me as more than a friend. We have known eachother for over a year after meeting through mutual friends, and he told me of his feelings towards me about three months ago. Dispite keeping in contact since we met, we have only met three or four times due to the distance between us. Because of the vast age differerence and because differences in culture i am unclear of his intentions towards me. I know little about rasta beliefs and views on rasta/non-rasta relationships, esspecially because we are littlerally generations apart, and i think knowing more about it would help my situation. I admire him greatly, as a friend and as a role model, however i am not decided on if i would like to take things further. PLEASE HELP!

  40. yuajah November 4 2010 @ 9:09 pm

    If you are unsure, take your time. Only go forward if you feel comfortable and its something you want to do. This is the best advice I can give you on this situation.
    Much love and respect to you Empress.

  41. solanumstar November 5 2010 @ 10:01 pm

    ok, so i am kindof shy , but strong, and i want to say just that rastas showed me the way through this life, who my lion girl was and what true love and family was…u have saved me, and now i sit here and dream about you…come here and get me…i mean it i cannot go on without u…my dream of my whole life, is not only to b purified b4 H.I.M., but ineed u… i need that mon who will take care of me and love even through birth, pain, and hell, i mean i need him, i am going to die without you…please i jesus name or whomever (being that i am very *irginnn) i do need some help and guidance, u have saved me from hell, now come marry me…my love… the lion is mine he who conquers life with love is mine…jah send him to me…let all of jamaica know my name cause he is the ONLY one who i can look up to now, dont leave me, come rescue my body like u did my soul…i love you so much when i look at you my soul shines with love and positive vibrations that sustain my life…now i only look for that very special and faithful lion to take care of me and make me his very own lion and love for life…i luv you…come here, … get me… be strict on me, i love it , i love you…i mean it…do it look me up,…bibiliberti@gmail.com or shistarfaune@gmail.com

  42. solanumstar November 5 2010 @ 10:03 pm

    ok, so do it …i need u i love u…

  43. solanumstar November 5 2010 @ 10:13 pm

    i have travelled with rainbow, grateful dead and everyone, but i need the true teaching, i need this conversion, which is not much for me, but i am willing to do it for a place in your in your love…imean this not in any cheap way, but i am a white girl who grew up in the southern rebel klan, and so far the word we share is “rebel”…but i do need this love, it is serious, we even still have the horses that led us in the older fights to relieve black slaves, that is how special my community is…the bloodline of the horses is kept…i need you, you have got 2 understand, i am country girl, i need the rasta mon to hear what i am saying…we r rebels…i look up to you, i even have local black and white ministers…but you know what u have done to me…now send me your son…i love you…let this be a revoloution…amen…i am in love with you…luv me marisunshnsolanumstar…

  44. Hekima November 27 2010 @ 5:25 am

    Mi young Rasta. Age of 19. Never felt at more peace than mi do now. Being rasta is not without challenges. The external forces and expectations of society make it hard but I love tru it all. Mi love all peoples. Sometimes it hurt that love is not reciprocated. Here in the heart of Babylon there is a war on our brothers and our sistren are left alone. I pray to Ja every time to keep us strong. For Jah to give me keen innerstanding to go about battle with evil minds with all courage. Selah….One Love…..Mi love your site. intenually bless a people.

  45. lissa December 9 2010 @ 2:10 am

    ive recently given my soul n heart n have fell deeply in love with my king , i loved a rasta once before but didnt relaize what i had till it was gone this time things are happening so fast n the love is pure real a raw emotions so deep n pure ive been unable to feel in a long time , my king has truly brought my soul back , im not a rasta woman but i have always had my beliefs n understanding , about to be his queen for life we have decied to make it offical and share a ceramony with family for them to celebrate in our love n commintment to one another truly blessed to have my king make me his queen nothing like the purity of rasta love

  46. yuajah December 10 2010 @ 7:18 am

    Absolutely sistren, Rastafari is love. You are blessed to have a true Rasta king at your side.
    love and unity.

  47. amelio December 19 2010 @ 7:03 pm

    how then do you respond to bob marley’s affairs on rita? with 7 children born out of marriage while he was still married to rita? and how can a white person be rasta? when the religion is against white people?

  48. yuajah December 19 2010 @ 11:55 pm

    Whether or not a man is faithful to his wife is his freedom and personal choice. As far as our spiritual beliefs (not religion) being “against” white people. Some people have a “love for all nations in their heart”, some do not. We are Rasta, and we have freedom of choice. A person black white or other wise, can do whatever they want, or call themselves what they want. It all comes down to personal choice.

    Respect, Unity and Love.

  49. shelly January 3 2011 @ 11:35 pm

    Infidelity seems to be widely accepted… I just don’t think that is true love… I just don’t understand it

  50. MissB January 7 2011 @ 12:39 am

    bob’s affairs have nothing to do with being a Rasta, even if he would have said so themselves, i think it’s easy for a man to use their way of life as an excuse for it… just my opinion though; my bf is a rasta and don’t believe in having affairs.

  51. RastaLee December 21 2010 @ 2:46 pm

    I am a Rasta Man who has been following the faith for about 5 years now. I am married to a beautiful woman who believes in much of what I believe and we enjoy sharing with each other. I myself though, am more of a follower of the Ethiopian Orthodox as Haile Selassie himself. My wife is what some would call a Judaic Christian, which is where we have connected. We are continuing to grow and love, more and more as we keep JAH first and foremost in our lives. I know that JAH has blessed me with a wife who loves me unconditionally and I have a mutual love for her as well. She has no problem with me wearing dreads, however she would like for me to keep them neat. When we first met, she had dreads and I also had dreads, but mine weren’t necessarily uniform as you see many people in them in America. She decided she wanted to cut her hair, but she is still allowing it to grow naturally. I cut my hair at one point, because of difficulties finding work and as a husband, I have to take care of my family, so I cut it to become more presentable in the society that I live. Now that I am set and beginning in my profession, I am growing my hair again. I want to allow my hair to grow as freely as possible, but I also want to keep them to my wife’s liking as well. Might I add, she doesn’t mind me growing them freely, she is just concerned about me in my professional career. Just would like to know others opinions and thoughts about it. BLESS

  52. jimmy December 29 2010 @ 11:25 pm

    I dont really know what it is to be rasta. I have been faithless my entire life and have been searching for a while now. I am from an area where christianity is the only religion around. there is alot that while as a child going to church that I didnt understand (agree with), but when questioned I was repremended.
    every relegion seems to hate another for one reason or another. I dont want to hate, I just want to find something I can believe in, that shows love, respect, and that doing the right thing for everyone and everything not just a single group of people. I am done hating…..

  53. shelly January 3 2011 @ 11:25 pm

    I love my King man soooo much. I’m learning more about the Rasta way of life..We’ve been together for 3 years. He has had some fidelity issues…He wasn’t honest from the beginning about other relationships he had. He had one girl for 1 yr and another for 2. He took the choice from me. He just told me that he is into polygamy.( surprise surprise)..I don’t know what to do. i wasn’t raised like that. I want to try it for him but I’m so torn…..I don’t want to lose my King….I’m so stressed… What should I do? I really don’t think it would work. I get angry and mad when I think about him with another woman. I can’t live in the same house knowing that some other woman is in the bed with my man…Help please!

  54. MissB January 7 2011 @ 12:34 am

    what a blessing that i found this website while searching the internet about this new found love i have in my life. I was not born and raised in Jamaica or with any knowledge of Rastafari, but for the past 7 years that’s all i have been interested in. I did a lot of research, reading and listening. last year, i was fortunate to have met and fell in love with the most beautiful soul on this Earth. Luckily he is a rasta and well even if i’m not wearing locks, we both have ways of living that are so common; the only problem is, we are in 2 different countries. He was able to find work where ilve but we have yet been able to have all the funds necessary for him to look up his work visa yet. we are both awaiting to see each other again. Although we have stayed together in his country for 5 months; being separated made us realized how much we truly love each other and how hurt we feel over not being together yet. He honestly has told me several times he never knew he could love one woman so much, he never loved one since the day he was born.

    I’m hoping that other rastas out there can send us some prayers so we can be together soon. to us, it don’t matter where, as long as we can be together in peace.

    much love and inity to all

  55. yuajah January 12 2011 @ 5:05 pm

    Reading your message brought tears to my eyes. You asked for other Rastas to do some prayers for you. I will put you and your boyfriend in my prayers for tonight that you shall be together and share your love.

    Thank you so much, love and respect me Sistren.

  56. MissB January 12 2011 @ 9:45 pm

    give thanks sistren, yuh dun nu how much this means to me. this is what rastafari is all about, being there for one another. i make sure i give out and help as much as i can everyday.

    much love & sending all my blessings pon this page

    1love 1heart

  57. missb April 25 2011 @ 6:12 pm

    just an update that we are still living apart but our love as only grew and grew and grew so much that it burns like a flame that will forever stay lit. 🙂

    spreading this love pon yuh page
    1love 1heart

  58. Mauri January 19 2011 @ 2:01 am

    Greetings & Blessings,
    I am so glad to have found this website to talk about this great love God has blessed me with. I met my King last year while on vacation with my friend and her family who are Jamaican and live in USA. Before I stepped foot in Jamaica I was told by a very spiritual person that God had something special for me there, I had no idea it was true love. When I arrived I fell in love with the country, and the beautiful people. I was so glad to be there enjoying fresh air, beach, food, music, love and communication. I saw him on the third day and wanted to take a picture with him but in the beginning was too shy, finally I felt comfortable to ask. He said, “yes, I’m been waiting for you.” We walked and had a good conversation about many things, he was so profound. He said that he saw me when I came the first day but because I was surrounded by my friends he thought my man was there. After our conversation he proudly walked on the beach crying out to anyone who could hear, “I found my Woman!” Well for the next three days he filled my heart with joy by just simple things, walking and sharing, bringing me coconuts, peeling grapfruits with machete. I felt so wonderful. We exchanged gifts. I left my address and number not expecting to hear from him again. He called me 2 wks later so excited to hear me and vice versa. He said people tease him because he is not married but he works hard and is dedicated to caring for his parents who live in separate parrish. Before he met me, a spiritual person in Jamaica told him, soon you will meet a strong woman who will love you only. He was so excited to tell me this he has never been married and has no children. Neither do I. He says Jah sent me to him and he knows that he can’t touch me until he puts a ring on my finger and marries me. He has given his friend in Canada money for my ring. We talk at least twice a week making plans. My Kingman says, “I’m his only woman”, he don’t love me for one day, he love me for a lifetime!” and it’s the greatest love of our life!” My question is how can I get him here, I’ve got to have him?! Any suggestions.

  59. yuajah January 20 2011 @ 5:58 pm

    This is going to sound very selfish but your story brought me to tears and has brightened up my day. Thank you so much. As far as the immigration thing goes, I havent got a clue. Perhaps someone will read this this and make a suggestion.

    Love and Unity to you. I wish you all the best. You make me miss Jamaica.

  60. Mauri January 22 2011 @ 3:10 am

    Thank you. Your response is not selfish. Yes, your Jamaica is rich in everyway. Everyone should experience it at least once in their life. I know you will be able to back soon to see family and friends.

    I pray love, peace, blessings for you.

  61. uniquempress January 20 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    Hey you must go back and spend some time with him & you can get him over here witha Fiance visa .

  62. missb April 25 2011 @ 6:14 pm

    sounds like me totally lol except i’m canadian. been going to ja for years and visited about every parish. my bf is from clarendon 🙂 i stayed for half a year with him there last time and loved it, even if it was in poverty.. we can’t wait to be together again..

    miss b.

  63. jraya January 25 2011 @ 2:43 pm

    Hi, what a nice website! Thanks for sharing it. I myself have an experience in Rasta Love. I am white, non-dread European girl. My second home is on tiny island in the Bahamas where the part of my soul and heart stays forever. I am very familiar with the country, culture, people after several years…
    I fell in love with the nature and people that I consider to be my family. There I got to know my Rastaman although I have to tell you that I always try to avoid any love relationships over there before cause I wanted to be just friends. This time I couldn’t help myself and we both fell in love with each other…I spent a beautiful time with him that I will never forget. I just met my soul mate that I shared the simplicity of life, love, thoughts and desires with. The conversation that we had were deep in spirituality and love. Truly amazing moments in my life. I know very well what you all are talking about and I am glad you found your real King to be with….In my opinion, your love life can be beautiful if you find a true Rastaman!
    In my case, I knew it won’t work for us…I do have my duties (studies) and I am not planning to settle down soon because of my future job. Furthermore, later on I found out he lied to me and hid an important thing about his personal life. However, I am ok with it now and just wish him all the best. I know I will probably see him soon as I’ll be going “home” to Bahamas at some point again.

    I wish you all a beautiful life and lots of Love! True Rastafarian culture and belief is wonderful and I deeply respect it…I do have lots in common as I am connected to the nature and love our God!

  64. TICHAONA SITOTOMBE May 19 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    Dats deh realting,nuff respect to deh woman dem.Yah philosophy is straight up.big up

  65. truly in love January 29 2011 @ 9:21 pm

    I enjoyed reading the post. I have also met a rasta man. I met him online but have only had conversation with him. We enjoy talking with each other and have become very close that we have begun making serious plans of seeing each other and even talked marriage and our future. He has taken on a job that has required us to not be able to talk with each other for weeks and I really miss him. I ask that all pray that we will be together soon and will get to continue our relationship in rasta-love. He is the sweetest man that I have ever met. We both have children and accept each. He lives in the states now and I am from the states. (African American). I Love this guy, he’s my soulmate!

  66. windancerq February 17 2011 @ 9:56 pm

    One Love

  67. Carla Vasquez February 21 2011 @ 9:36 am

    Hello, i am a high school student who is interested in the Rasta religion. I am working on a school project and i would like to ask you some questions.

    What do you as a “Rasta” believe is the reason for our existance on earth?

    Where did we(the human race)come from?

  68. Rastagirl Yuajah February 22 2011 @ 7:39 pm

    I believe we are here to praise the Most High, and to learn to share and love, without prejudice.
    We came from the Most high.

  69. TICHAONA SITOTOMBE May 19 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    Dats deh realting,nuff respect to deh woman dem

  70. Brudy Carlo March 7 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    Dear Sir/Madam I am in love with rasta man but he is not telling me if is going the dub or in the meeting married for 19yrs

  71. Nicole March 16 2011 @ 5:23 am

    I <3 this… bless

  72. Sistafari April 10 2011 @ 11:47 pm

    Greetings Sistren
    I am a Rasta woman I have been in a relationship with my King for the past 16 years. We have a 3 year old Princess together, I got pregnant for her after I stopped combing my hair and letting it lock up on its own. The Lord Blessed me with my little Princess after so many years of wanting to have a baby for him. It’s been quite a hard road for me being with him, since he never finds time to be with us as a family, he constantly yells at me and treats me like I am nothing to him. I breaks my heart when he treats me the way he does. It has made me to jus close myself off from him, like when he calls me I limit myself with the conversation. I think he has another woman, but I am not sure, cause nowadays the woman in these times don’t care if a man has a woman. they just want a Rastaman and don’t care who gets hurt. I’m not one to run a race and compete, but I don’t know how to handle or deal with the situation. He constantly lies about almost everthing. I really do love him we have many years together and my Princess unconditionally loves her daddy. What should I do and how can I get him to ovastand that I don’t deserve to be treated like I am nobody in his life. Can you help me to find a solution to save what once was a loving, caring and lasting relationship? May Jah Bless you…

  73. Anonymous April 22 2011 @ 12:57 pm

    Greetings Sistren
    so enjoyed to find this side…
    so hear my story…
    I born in Germany but groun up in Canada (Jah thx) am a open minded “white” woman. I always beleaved in a higher wise beloving Creator. Over the years I surched my way and learnd a lot about religions. Each time I reached a point where I con´t agree further with the strictly teachings of each of them. But I keeped on surching for the truth…
    I went thru to wicket marriages. Looking back I realised I jumped into each one because of “reasons”. The first was because of “what the neigbours think” (speech of my later mother in law), I lived at that time unmarried under the same roof. So my relationship was not to bad at that time and my friend seamed to be the wright choise in that time. Of corse it didn´t work out. But these 3 yrs blessed my with my 1. son..
    The second time I did it because I got my 2. son and lived with a man who had 3 beautiful children that I loved and took care of. I beleaved this is the only way how to keep my family (the children) together. Very soon I realised my prison, but because of the children I give up my self and tried my best to go further. After 13 yrs I couldn´t go further and give it up. I lost my beleave in Love and relationships between man and woman. I didn´t trust any man again and keeped my single status.
    The following 6 yrs I tried to find myself back and set all my beleave and trust in the Creator himself…
    I traveled around the world to see all of his creations. The time teached me a lot and I got a better understanding about the past. So I realized my own mistakes and learnd forgiveness.
    By that time Jah send me to Jamaica so my Rasta King found me. I didn´t know anything about Jamaica or Rastafari. So my King teached me everything. No matter about what.. he showed me a way with respect, intrest and love… I realized that my Rasta King is Jahs answer to all my tears and prays in the past.
    We are now since over 7 yrs together on our journey in life. In 3 weeks we celebrate our marriage 6 yrs ago. Each day I thank Jah for sending me this beautiful soul to heal my soul….
    Each day we grow together with eachother. Yes, we see ups and downs, but we see it together united with respect, love and understanding….
    Jah bless & guidance

  74. Anonymous April 22 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    Greetings Sistren
    so enjoyed to find this side…
    so hear my story…
    I born in Germany but groun up in Canada (Jah thx) am a open minded “white” woman. I always beleaved in a higher wise beloving Creator. Over the years I surched my way and learnd a lot about religions. Each time I reached a point where I con´t agree further with the strictly teachings of each of them. But I keeped on surching for the truth…
    I went thru to wicket marriages. Looking back I realised I jumped into each one because of “reasons”. The first was because of “what the neigbours think” (speech of my later mother in law), I lived at that time unmarried under the same roof. So my relationship was not to bad at that time and my friend seamed to be the wright choise in that time. Of corse it didn´t work out. But these 3 yrs blessed my with my 1. son..
    The second time I did it because I got my 2. son and lived with a man who had 3 beautiful children that I loved and took care of. I beleaved this is the only way how to keep my family (the children) together. Very soon I realised my prison, but because of the children I give up my self and tried my best to go further. After 13 yrs I couldn´t go further and give it up. I lost my beleave in Love and relationships between man and woman. I didn´t trust any man again and keeped my single status.
    The following 6 yrs I tried to find myself back and set all my beleave and trust in the Creator himself…
    I traveled around the world to see all of his creations. The time teached me a lot and I got a better understanding about the past. So I realized my own mistakes and learnd forgiveness.
    By that time Jah send me to Jamaica so my Rasta King found me. I didn´t know anything about Jamaica or Rastafari. So my King teached me everything. No matter about what.. he showed me a way with respect, intrest and love… I realized that my Rasta King is Jahs answer to all my tears and prays in the past.
    We are now since over 7 yrs together on our journey in life. In 3 weeks we celebrate our marriage 6 yrs ago. Each day I thank Jah for sending me this beautiful soul to heal my soul….
    Each day we grow together with eachother. Yes, we see ups and downs, but we see it together united with respect, love and understanding….

    I never feel something simelar before, truely I am blessed with this real love. My Rasta King makes me feel complete. After so many years on the journey Jah blessed me with my King and I can cheer my love without questioning…

    Jah bless & guidance

  75. TICHAONA SITOTOMBE May 19 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    I dread believ in Love for two partners a man and a woman,dat a perfect,iternal relationship.Helping eachotha pon deh weh till HIM comes.Respect to RASTALOVE

  76. Zikomo May 28 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    It’s ril what u have been tellin people what is real about Rast and love.
    We have to praisin and sayin tanks to da most high Jah for givin us the right time sharing good views.
    more love

  77. yvonne June 12 2011 @ 4:59 pm

    I am a white open minded middle aged divorced female, who for many years have been told I am eccentric / odd. This is due to my beliefs and way of life. Up until recently after work ( I am a Dental Hygienist ) I go home and shut the door on what I felt was a world that I was only part of but also separated.
    The only place I felt comfortable was when I lived in Trinidad, people were mostly warm and kind except there seemed to be a prejudiced attitude amongst many of the different races to each other which I found uncomfortable.
    I remember sitting in my ex husbands car while he went to a shop and I made eye contact with a young Rasta man , we looked at each other very seriously as he slowly walked towards the car. I couldn’t help but give him a big smile and quick wink, he then burst into laughter. My ex husband was furious with me as he had seen what had happened, warning me that Rasta’s were dangerous, but I couldn’t help but feel something positive. This was many years ago and though I have returned to my own country have never quiet fitted in, that is until I was given poetry books by Benjamin Zephariah, a Rasta. I looked him up on the web and then the Rasta beliefs.For the first time I now know I may be eccentric and odd but not alone or ready for the funny farm, well not quiet yet.
    However where do I go from now. I live in High Wycombe and there doesn’t seem a Rasta community , though a lot of weed is grown and smoked locally ( I’m teasing )
    I like my solace but not all the time and would like to share and be part of a kinder and more loving community.
    Can anyone show me the way

    Yvonne Mustapha xx

  78. Rastafari girl Yuajah June 12 2011 @ 5:57 pm

    Your comment warmed my heart. You are not alone in this thinking, and you are not alone in not having a rastafari community to be connected to. Rastafari is still unknown in some areas, the good news is we are growing more and more each day. I would say to get connected to Rasta communities on the web. I am trying to encourage people to sign up on my forum(with the point to get to know eachother)http://forum.jamaicanrastafarianlove.com …but this has been a very slow process. Try facebook and maybe my space.
    Much Love Sistren….
    Rastafari is a positive and loving vibration.

  79. Anonymous June 18 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    need some incites please, i am currently dating a rastfarian who ive known for more than ten years and have been falling in love with him, he is currently married but treats me with the samr respect he treats his wife, and i dont feel any less of a woman than her.can a man really love two woman?

  80. Rastafari girl Yuajah June 18 2011 @ 6:10 pm

    Ofcourse a man can love two women! ….Do you really want to be in a relationship that involves 3 players…take it from me…its not worth the trouble!
    There are plenty of available Rastafari men….be patient you can and will be one who is available
    Much Love, Inity and Unity Sistren.
    did you see that sentence you typed…? “…treats me with the samr respect he treats his wife..??? <—–that is a total disrespect to the two of you….

  81. Anonymous June 18 2011 @ 6:48 pm

    thanks for the input but i must say it will be hard for me to up and leave has i care for him alot

  82. Rastafari girl Yuajah June 18 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    I understand….
    Much Love and Respect to you…..Sistren…Jah Lives

  83. Anonymous June 18 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    thnaks alot ill try my best to break away from this situation , i care alot for him so it will be a process.

  84. Rastafari girl Yuajah June 18 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    Sistren I am not advising you to discontinue your relationship with your Jamaican man, but to look at your self….and ask your self why you are accepting such behavior from another person….perhaps try discussing the matter with him…etc… and see where he is….
    One heart, One love, Jah Rastafari

  85. nari porri July 10 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    hey this is rastamaniac nari porri…
    me a muslim guy from india believig in islam n me big fan of regge icon nd great rastaman bob marley or robert nesta marley….
    just because of him me wnt to be a rasta..
    i respect him..n the king haille sallise…
    me wnt to spend rest of ma lyf as a rastaman..
    i also want to date a rasta woman in dreads…

  86. ceaglebear July 20 2011 @ 8:37 pm

    I know there are a lot of men and women out there that are unfaithful to there wives and husbands. If what I read about Rastafarian beliefs is true how can these people call themselves Rasti’s. Please tell me this isn’t an accepted practice. I haven’t found much information on this subject but can’t help but notice a lot of Rastafarian’s mostly men that are womanizers and have lots of women. Bob Marley is a big influence on a lot of people and he was a womanizer. I’m just wondering if this is a cultural accepted practice?

  87. Rastafari girl Yuajah July 22 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    From a natural born Rastafari woman….in some ways….the answer is yes!
    From a natrual born Rastafari woman…in some ways…the answer is no!
    It depends on the man really…..now that I think about it….its best to “test” him to find out which one he is.
    Jah Rastafari.

  88. Silence T~Dread August 10 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    Rasta people is one people,it don’t matter from which part ar dis world u from since d principle of i&i is nothing but LOVE,living I life as a Rasta evry day by giving iziz to d evah livng Fadah of creashan.I personaly love ur teachin,we need such to educate people of I liverty as Rasta people,also to educate some of I Rastaferian sons&dawta dat have less overStand of I Rastafari livety.Silah

  89. Mercy August 17 2011 @ 2:10 pm

    greetings, i am a christain and just meet a rasta man and i am falling inlove wth him day by day, dont knw much about the religoin but m learnin slowly but surly. am glad i meet him cause geez… his got much and he respects me in every way.

  90. Rastafari girl Yuajah August 18 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    Rastaman is the best man to love. He is down to earth, and Jah is walking with him every step of the way. Just enjoy the ride.
    A Rasta King, is a rare Gem.

  91. Terri Tanner September 2 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    I came across this site and wish to make a comment. I dated a rasta for many years. Initially I was attracted to this man because he seemed to have qualities I admired, spirituality an important factor for me in a relationship, only to find him to be a hippocrit hiding behind Jah. Over the ten years of our relationship, he devastated me emotionally. He smoked copious amounts of dope and had psychotic episodes. He was unfaithful as well. A liar, and refuse to take responsibility. We have just reconnected after he had an affair with another woman. He claimed that we were meant to be together. I love him deeply. You could almost say unconditionally. There have been many heartbreaking incidents in our relationship. He said we would communicate about things rather than fight. I believed him . It hasnt happened. For my own well being I have had to end the relationship. he expects me to provide, to be strong etc. but it doesnt seem to be enough. He wants me to be there for him but pulls the rug out on me when I am most vulnerable. I recently had to have an operation and was relying on him to support me on my release frrom hospital . Well he didnt. He bailed out on me at the last minute over an incident over dogs. I had to call on friends to pick up the role. On returning home he had nothing to say to me didnt help me, just indulged himself in his own self importance and justification, while I felt uncared for. Well that was the end of my benefit of the doubt. I am still feeling very soul wounded. I am a moralistic person, spiritually minded, though not a rasta as such. I believe we are all accountable for our deeds regardless of what belief system we call it. I can relate to some of the other comments on loving my rasta man but there is another side that has left me feeling very disappointed about my rasta experience. That this can be beautiful man is so cruel. It is so confusing. I grew up in a childrens home that was run by the church. They were cruel and heartless and hid behind god whilst perpetrating their wrongs. I feel that he is doing the same. I am very hurt that the talk hasnt been walked, and I am left feeling like the fool for taking him back. I feel used, abused and discarded. Im sorry for need to have express such negativity, though not all Rastas walk the talk, even though they go through all the motions. This man is from the west Indies, so it isnt just a fashion thing either. So can you please explain to me how does a Rasta justify such behaviour and still believe he is more entitled to divine love and I not? He throws it at me that jah gives him special favour because he is Rasta. Do you have any words to rekindle my veiw toward Rastafarians?

  92. Rastafari girl Yuajah September 2 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    I am not here to improve anybodys situation, or to try and change, correct, or, improve anybodys point of view about Rastafari. I do understand why he says certain things he says. If he is Rasta he knows right from wrong. Based on everything you just shared in your comment, I know why he is doing the thing he is doing. Do you?
    Jah Love.

  93. plur September 2 2011 @ 11:24 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to respond. My answer to your question is no, can you enlighten me? plur

  94. Rastafari girl Yuajah September 3 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    What was my question.

  95. Anonymous September 10 2011 @ 1:27 am

    Jah- send
    Anyone can locks their hair and called themselves rasta and preach the same belief that doesnt make them what they say thay are. Rasta is in the heart not in the haed it is something you live and breath and have a strong belief in. So a real and i mean real RASTA MAN or RASTA WOMAN will never forsake you or abondon you because we stay true to our belief.

  96. Rastafari girl Yuajah September 6 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    The “how to become a Rasta” ebook is now available…$7.99…learn alot about Rastafari and out beliefs. http://shop.jamaicanrastafarianlove.com/2011/07/14/how-to-be-a-rasta-10-quick-steps-to-become-a-rastafarian/

  97. Richard Nkhonjera September 9 2011 @ 9:38 am

    Just find more blessings in Rastas.

  98. Variable September 23 2011 @ 11:05 pm

    I’ve read every single on this page. I am Rasta and this site has a lot Love. Its’ publisher should be ashamed. Why only respond to those in need of a King what about our Queens. You say you’re a woman? I don’t see many single dreads walkin Rown ear! Why only respond to single, mostly European, Anglo “women” who found their “Kings”! I’ve found my Queen!! I figured I’ll shine some Love on the my Rasta woman. SHE coverted ME, Jah shines through. I have never seen or met a woman dread or ANY woman for that fact speak so highly of men in disregards to the true meaning of Jahs message. You have very vague answers for questions that relate to the behavior of some Rastamen but are specific about a womans purpose to “accept” the doctrine. I’m “hip to your hustle”!!!!!!!! BruH!

  99. Rastafari girl Yuajah September 25 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    I have no idea what you are talking about.
    Much love.

  100. plur September 26 2011 @ 2:55 am

    I’m with you on this. Very vague replys, very pro male, maybe not a queen at all.

  101. Shrila September 23 2011 @ 11:43 pm

    I met my King over three years ago, when I had Muslim leanings. Now, through the years I am starting to really look into Rastafari. This man amazes me, and sometimes I do not understand him while there are other times that I seem to understand him more than he understandes himself.
    He has a wonderful quality that is deep within that I haven’t seen in most other men. We were just married in June of this year, and he waited for intimacy until after we married.
    It is the Ital aspect of the faith that attracts me as i feel it is the most compassionate way to live. I am not interested in just talking about love or compassion while causing other to suffer I had been attracted to an Ital diet and lifestyle long before we met – decades. I say lifestyle because there are many things that are the product of needless killing that I do not care to use.
    I do not smoke weed either, so I am saying all this to ask this; what now? I am not sure where to start afresh with him. I cook him ital, and I would like to grow dreads. But now what? I guess I’ll just love him in the meantime.

  102. Zamaria October 2 2011 @ 11:53 pm

    I met my Rasta King 12 years ago. We did not like eachother so much when we first met. We argued each time we saw eachother at my friend’s house. I never thought we would love eachother. But one evening we talked alone and everything changed. We both loved eachother from that night on. Ten years ago we were married and Jah blessed us with a very happy life together. We never could have children, but my King had a son already. Jah made a way for him to come to live with us because his mother couldn’t care for him because she was in a mental hospital. We were also able to adopt two young boys who needed a home. All three of them are the children of my heart. We were so very happy. My King had an amazing way of making me feel so special. He was hit by a car last year, and oooh how I miss him. My boys miss him. Our family doesn’t feel complete without him. But I give thanks to Jah for the time that we had him with us. He was everything a King should be and more. I suggest that once you find your King don’t let go fo anything. Every problem can be worked out between you if you are willing to work it out, and most things are not worth loosing him over. Love your King hard and strong and cherish each day you have with him. Jah bless

  103. Abiyah November 25 2011 @ 6:29 am

    Good day…blessings & respect. Question….I love my Rasta & he loves his Empress. So what’s de thought on unwedlock pickney?

  104. Rastafari girl Yuajah November 25 2011 @ 5:28 pm

    It doesnt matter.
    Jah Love, Respect.

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