I and others on this phorum, I'm sure have experienced the kind of pain you are going through. A Christian boyfriend should be Humble and teachable: The Bible tells us that a righteous man, or a wise man, will take instruction gladly, even when it hurts him Psalm 141:5; Proverbs 9:9, 12:15. We serve an awesome God! But you seem to be going about everything in a very healthy light, and you should be very proud of yourself for that!! I know how hard it is but when u've done the first step, pray, God will fill your heart with peace and joy. Read before posting: 1 -. My sister is Christian and her husband of ten years is catholic and they're completely fine! That tells me you are more concerned about this guy than finding and obeying God's will for your life.
Jesus did not force, He simply acted according to the law and shared Truth. I am in the same boat. You have your life ahead of you, you don't have to stay in an aquarium for the rest of your life. My marriage in 1982 was closure to a lonely period of singleness. You are not Jesus Christ and you can convert no one. Clearly, you're not Christianity's best ambassador.
He is squeaky new to the faith. It's not based on faith or on someone else's interpretations of some old writings - it's about reality and our place in it. Since there are still wolves, it's impossible that dogs were domesticated from wolves. But he told me he believes Jesus spoke to him. If he doesn't believe in God why stress over that? How hypocritical you all are! If so, I will be preparing his papers for a dispensation to pursue it in spite of his illness. That didn't make the pain lessen though.
Our sex-any-way-you-want-it culture would laugh at the idea. Love is easy in the romantic beginning stages, but a Christian boyfriend should be the kind of man whose behavior and intentions will be loving in all kinds of circumstances 1 John 3:18. Many men do not have the courage to do this, and wait until they have their 40's crisis after years of marriage, before admitting to themselves and their wives that marriage may not have been the best choice for him. You should keep you love with him strong, though you love with God even stronger. Rebound relationships can be very bad sometimes. No one can serve two masters.
Show them the things that God has to offer-it's a really cool feeling to know you have a relationship with God. Focus on how you, the entire person that you are, love, and want to be loved back. I'm 21 and I have always been pretty certain that my vocation is marriage. When you let go you have to look to God for all strength. My boyfriend and I have been in a relationship for 3 years now. At first, it was a refreshing -- almost romantic! Thanks for all the comments! Then listen to the Scientists - these people have dedicated their lives to study how the world works. Earnestly give the salvation of your mate to God in prayer.
This raises the issue of your thinking. You have nothing to do with saving someone, it is your responsibility as a believer to witness to the world, not to save them. Am I really dating a 40-year-old virgin? Although it is so hard to let go of relationships when you've been in them for long periods of time its not worth it if it stunts your spiritual growth. If he becomes a priest, he will be a better priest because of you. He's not thinking about you. Therefore, hard as it may be, I recommend that you only be friends with him quit dating him and pray for him.
I have lost relationships because I was atheist and they thought that the relationship could entice me to believe again, and it made me feel like he was only dating me because he wanted to save me. If they are rebuffed, they will typically break it all off and disappear. The biblical warnings are there for our own good, and no matter what you feel now, if you fail to heed them, more than likely you will find consequences that you did not want to face. One thing to hold on to is Christ as He will always be part of your day, He is always there even when no one else is. We utterly epitomized the idea of two people complementing each other. It's actually part of what turns me on about her and the thought of her making me think like she does is part of it. Because if he was a Catholic then he was already a Christian.
I haven't been on the phorums in forever, but I was active back in 2004 I think. If you have put your hand to the plow, don't look back even if it's your boyfriend you are looking at. It means that for most people at your age and beyond, change is less likely, slower, and less extreme. I was raised in the Mormon Church, but when I was in training in Virginia Beach, Virginia, I was introduced to Wave Church and Pastor Steve Kelly. I could be wrong in my instructions so I suggest you wait for others to give their opinion too. Other times by the believers example they too come to Christ, its happen many times, but no guarantee, but there is always a struggle in the marriage.