James 1:5-8 (If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. But when you ask Him, be sure that your faith is in God alone.
Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.
I absolutely believe you when you say that you love God and want to keep Him at the center of your relationship. That’s why I’m not going to advise you whether you should stay in this relationship.
The Bible tells says that if you seek God for wisdom, He will give it.
Going through the motions of something because you faintly remember learning it was the right thing to do, will eventually leave you feeling frustrated and tired of not being “authentic” (doing what you’d really rather do).
Success in this area especially must have the right motivation to bring the essential conviction for following through.
The Pharisees were trying to take an outside in approach to fixing problems.
Is it by living by certain rules that distinguish someone as a Christian?
When it comes to physical boundaries in courtship, we will become just like the Pharisees if we don’t understand the message Jesus tried to teach them in Mark 7.
This concept is taught by Jesus in Mark 7:1-23 when the Pharisees saw the disciples of Jesus eating without washing their hands.
They grew up with good strict mothers who said, “Johnny, go wash your hands before coming to the table.” If they had touched something unclean at the market and then ate without washing, they would transfer that uncleanness to themselves. Christians believe they can keep themselves pure by observing certain rules designed to keep them away from evil things. I should avoid certain situations.” Aren’t rules necessary to maintain purity among believers?