However, later when I was struggling with breaking up the relationship with my current girlfriend because I felt as though I was mentally cheating on her because of my affection and desire for another, I received an email from the original girl which basically said "who knows what the future holds." This fit quite strongly with my current dilemma of wanting to break up with my current girlfriend because of unresolved feelings for another.
So I did in fact break off one relationship to explore the one which seemed like a fairy tale in my imagination.
Be respectful of your partner's needs and wants, work on establishing firm boundaries, and explore ways to be intimate beyond sexual activity.
as if our value and worth was tied up in our virginity." Implicit in what I'm reading about purity from Bessey, and a host of other women, such as Elizabeth Esther, Rachel Held Evans, and Carolyn Custis James, is a broad concern over how the church handles and presents God's teachings on sexual sin.
Female virginity is often regarded so highly in our culture, but only up to a certain age that some people deem acceptable. In both situations I was criticized for how I was performing different sex acts and asked things like, "Do you even know what you're doing?
After several months of dating we had fleetingly talked about getting married sooner, rather than later.
With all the emphasis on virginity as virtue's Holy Grail, if a Christian woman isn't a virgin when she marries, she's made to feel that she has somehow disqualified herself from God's greatest blessings and callings.
Does it matter to a woman if the man she is dating is a virgin?