First of all–thank you for reading this as it has been weighing heavily on my heart for some time now.
My boyfriend and I have been together for a little over a year. We are both very young and would not be able to get married for at least another three years as we are still in college and have no careers or way to suppport ourselves. We unfortunately fell into the sin of premarital sex. I was raised Catholic and love my faith, but obviously fell short in living it out. I see that now, and have since decided to turn this relationship back around. It’s been difficult because he has only recently found God and is also trying to deepen his relationship with God. We have decided to stop having sex. We really do love each other and want to get married, and after the two of us making this decision to try again (although I kinda began the conversation), I know that I am truly wanting to marry this man. I know he has a good heart and I know that the two of us really paying attention to God and really trying will make a difference.
But I’ve never heard any success stories like this. I have heard of plenty of people not working out or splitting up over this issue–but what about two people who made it? What are y’all’s thoughts, opinions, etc on this? Has anybody been through this before and married that person or been in a similar situation of bringing God back into a relationship?
I know God will lead me to my husband, but I am in need of some encouragement!