But whether or not that happens, you keep loving on your friend. Dang it, we better love this world like crazy. No one is a project. We are not “superior” to them. We are not the harbinger of justice or Advice-Robot 2000 or the fixer of all things wrong. You are one flawed human being who is called to love another flawed human being. You love them. Jesus died for you and for them too."
- J.S. from this post (via jspark3000)
"Hi! I've never been in a serious relationship before, which I'm fine with, but since I've been in college some guys have expressed interest in me. The thing I look for in guys is for them to share the same beliefs I do, especially being Christian. But even when guys are Christian, they can disregard the no to premarital sex. How can I make sure that they won't pressure me for anything more than a kiss?"
You’re going to come across a lot of guys, some of which will pressure you no matter how much you tell them that you don’t believe in premarital sex. It all just depends on how you respond to it.
You have to be firm. You already know what God says about it, now the test is to stand by it even when tempted. If they pressure you, then walk away. & it’s good that it’s important to you that you want someone who loves God. A woman’s heart should be so lost in God that a man must seek Him in order to find her. Don’t ever settle for anything less.
Also, an advice from personal experience. I posted this before but it’s a good reminder for myself & for others: Be careful of dating someone just because they’re in church. Not everyone in church is delivered, some of them will pull you into sin.
"I'm now struggling. I'm drowning on for my sins. I'd been engage pornographies, and once tempted to loss my virginity. I want to give up my boyfriend but I love him, and I can't. He's not a believer.. I just don't know what to do. :("
Take it from me & don’t give it up. God intended sex for marriage between a man & a woman. It is the greatest gift you can give your significant other.
Porn causes us to lust after flesh & is a lust of the eyes. It can be addictive & destructive. A lot of people, even Christians, struggle with this sin. The good news is that God offers grace & mercy. But we have to recognize that it is a sin & confess it to God & ask him to renew & transform your mind. & then take action against this sin.
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.” So whenever you are tempted, run straight to God. Run straight to scripture & keep reading until the lustful thoughts stop nagging at you. & pray. Take baby steps. You can start by reducing your exposure to graphic images. Install pornography blockers on your computer, limit TV & movie watching, & find another Christian (I strongly suggest the same gender) to pray for you & keep you accountable.
I think we all have a desire to help people, to fix them. But two broken things cannot fix each other; our job is to love others. Christ’s restoration can only come when we have effectively shown those around us that we can love because Christ has worked in our lives.
We must not try and take the place of the carpenter when we have no knowledge of that craft."
- God, Grace and The Gospel (via agypsysoultoblame)
It’s crazy to think how he still can loves us though all our mistakes, sin and shame. I by myself wouldn’t love me, but he still does.