That truth has brought immeasurable emotional pain and other consequences to many Christians.
Worse, it has brought great dishonor to the name of Christ and to the witness of individuals and the church. For Christians, the Lord has given us his Word, and the Holy Spirit helps us to understand it.
How can Christians think differently about this pervasive issue in media and culture? The answer to that last question is "not well." Surveys consistently indicate that professing Christians behave almost exactly like non-Christians in terms of sexual involvement outside of marriage (in both percentage of people involved and how deeply involved they are — how far they're going), living together before marriage, and infidelity and divorce after marriage.
Would you like God to influence the love you show another person?
There is abundant love in this relationship and I have insisted on the relationship being sexually pure until marriage.
This has caused tension, which time apart between dates has helped ameliorate.
My boyfriend firmly believes that Christ brought us together, yet I am the one who practices my faith.
I came to this site to ensure that God remains the principal focus here and that whatever happens, God will protect both of us." relationship.