Saturday, 22 January 2011
I am in need of some fellow Christian advice. I am in love with this man, and I have been since I first saw him. I started dating him only after he told me he was a Christian and wished to strengthen his relationship with God.
We eventually got engaged in September. It is now January, and he has informed me that he has been lying about himself during our whole relationship. He told me he is not a Christian and does not wish to be one. He doesn't want to live the Christian lifestyle because to him there are too many "rules" to follow.
I have tried countless times to explain to him that they are not rules; they are just guidelines that God knows will make us happier in the lives we are living. I have been praying for him without stopping, and I am starting to feel like there is nothing more I can do. I love him so much, and he is the only man I could ever see myself with. The only fault is he is not a christian.
I have moved out of his apartment and am planning on breaking up with him. I have told him all of my concerns and why the relationship won't work without God in his heart. I really am looking for some uplifting advice and some words of encouragement. Please help me.
Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who lied about something very integral to the relationship? Can a relationship like this continue? What words of encouragement can you give?