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I have been best friends with this guy for a while now and he is finally starting to actually have deep conversations about my faith. He believes in God, but is confused about anything and everything surrounding God, due to the mixed beliefs in his family. He thinks he understands, but is really unclear about a variety of things. He is on the path of starting to grasp the concept of Christianity, but is not a Christian. This causes a few issues. We have liked each other, but have never even considered the possibility of dating, mainly because of me. Now, we’re such good friends that the idea of us dating is almost completely ludicrous, except for he fact that my parents are convinced we like each other currently, so they have extreme restrictions on how I can spend time with him. How can I continue sharing my faith with him, while spending time with him, without dis honoring my parents set rules? Thanks!
|August 22, 2015 at 20:19|
I had a similar experience, but the thing I suggest most to you is not dating him. For me, when those type of emotions came up I found that he was only coming to church for me and that is definitely a problem. I went along with it because I thought maybe he would hear something and would change, but it didn’t happen. I think you just have to sit down and talk to your parents about it. Bring your bible, pray with your parents for God to bless the conversation, and talk to them. Tell them that he is just a friend and that your mission is to display Christ to him and that he will hopefully find Christ. I think the biggest thing for you to do is pray for your parents to reconsider and for you to still be able to be influencing this boy. The one thing that you should always remember is that he may not come to Christ through you and that is okay. That’s something that I had to learn to accept through my situation. Just know that someone else will come along and say the same things and it will finally click with him. So pray for him too. If you can’t do the job because of your parents or whatever else, then pray for someone else to come along and take over for you.
|August 24, 2015 at 04:50|
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