In fact, I think he/she will be more encouraging of my faith than lots of Christians would be.” they’re wrong, and so the problem will often be that, in their guilt, they’ll stay hidden.
Once confessed, the problem isn’t recognition that they’ve sinned; the problem is the slow, painful process of repentance.
Often Christians are in a church with an uneven number of single Christian guys and girls.
They want to be in a relationship, or already like a non-Christian, and wonder if it’s wise to date them.
Slowly, we can find ourselves starting to second-guess our original standards, wondering if we've been too extreme or unrealistic.
You go to youth group, you love Jesus, you meet someone, you graduate high school, you get married, and as the fairy tales say, “You live happily ever after.” When I was 19 I was ready. At 27, I understood and accepted that God was using the last few years to prepare me for marriage.
Growing up in the church, I thought I had a solid understanding of how my story would play out.
This is then often backed up by a flurry of other comments: interested in the gospel and told me that my faith is something he/she finds really attractive and wouldn’t want to change at all.
” These words were written by Ben Weisman to be sung by Elvis Presley, but I’ve often heard a variation of them by unmarried Christians beginning to get romantically involved with a non-Christian.