Well if your fiancé is who God wants you to marry then you need to forgive his/her mistakes and past, and focus more on the transformed life. It isn’t so much that he or she has experience, but if you can preserve your virginity until marriage then all the better. I wouldn’t really know much about sex as I myself have never had sex before. However I do know that God intended sex in the context of marriage to be enjoyed by the couple. If you read Songs of Solomon you would see how Solomon enjoyed his wife. Also is 1 Corinthians 7:5 it says that husband and wife should not deprive one another unless by mutual consent. Sex in marriage also involves mutual agreements between the married couple.I haven’t read anything either that restricts what the couple can do; just as long as they do not defile what God has made sacred by doing immoral and adulterous things (ex. have another relationship outside marriage etc.)
1) hehe pm me instead as non anon and i’ll answer that privately ;)
2) Philippines :)
3) I have awesome Christian friends who have tattoos, like verses etc, but personally I wouldn’t want to have one cause I feel like it’s sort of …. i can’t think of the word… adding unnecessary things to my body which is the Temple of the Holy Spirit :P
Maybe like the Psalmist in Psalm 73 you’ve caught yourself envious when you saw the wicked prosper; while you an obedient child of God saw nothing but trials and tribulation.
God in all His might and power could very much let every believer prosper in every way and keep them away from all harm; from all troubles and from anything that would cause them pain. In fact a lot of people would probably flock to God if that were the case.
But then people would be running to God for all the wrong reasons. You choose to follow God not to reap the blessings, you follow because you simply want to follow Him. Blessings are just perks and bonuses. Being a follower of Christ means you live by faith. That you trust Him even when all odds says otherwise. God is sufficient for you.
The thing about being a child of God, is God never promised that trials and tribulations would never come. In fact Jesus Himself even said “In this world you will have troubles, but take heart I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD.”
And I realized that God is so gracious. His patience for the wicked is actually amazing. When we are offended it’s so easy to fight back; to pray for fire to come down and consume them all… yet God, The Holy God, who is daily offended by men, still blesses them, still causes the sun to rise and set for both the wicked and the good, still gives them a chance daily to repent. Indeed the grace of God cannot be fathomed.
So if you look at it in a different perspective you will realize that indeed God is too wise to be mistaken and too good to be unkind. So when you don’t understand and when you can’t trace His plan TRUST His heart. He knows what He is doing.
Hi Anon! Think of it this way, the greater our trials show that God trusts us more with these trials.1 Cor 10:13 is a truth and promise, that God WILL not let us go through something we cannot handle. Therefore if we go through a trial it means we can get through, and God believes in us that we can. Don’t think of it as problems rather see them as opportunities to grow. God allows fire for us to be refined, not to hurt us :)
With regards to the part about Rahab, the Bible does not say that telling a lie was right, it was just stating what happened. Rahab was a prostitute too, and the Bible does not say it’s right to be a prostitute. BUT despite her background God chose to use her. Point is that any and every sinner can be saved because of God’s amazing grace. Despite our sins and mistakes God still forgives. :) Feel free to ask away