Your boyfriend’s story kind of reminded me of my own bachelor party.
I had discussed with my wife that I would never step into a strip club and I also told her that I didn’t agree that she would go to a strip club or attend a bachelorette party where there would be strippers (she had attended one before we met).
One week before our wedding my best man (an honorable Christian man) prepared a surprise bachelor party and he invited a few of my colleagues at work (they are very secular but know I am Christian).
It was 3PM and I was still unaware of everything but I hear gossip about a party later that evening from a couple of my colleagues. They start to ask me if I would ever go to a strip club, to which I obviously answer “No way”. They invite me to join them. I say: “I don’t want to”. They insist. I decline again. After a few more insisting they tell me I’ll have no choice but to join them. I ask “why is that so”? They tell me cause it’s my own bachelor party.
I say they cannot be right. My best man is an honorable Christian man…
They start making jokes about what they will make me do when I am there… and I start having cold sweats…
How could this be happening to me? Did my friend really do this?
I tell them that they are wrong. They tell me not to worry, that I just have to go along for the ride, and stuff like that.
I send a text to my friend, he says he is busy and that he will talk to me at the party, to just follow my friends.
I am in panic modus here.
I don’t know what to do, so I text my wife. She says that she is having great fun with her friends and hopes that I also have fun at the party.
I ring my friend several times until he finally takes my call.
I ask him what is going on. He tells me he is already at the location and everything is ready for me. I ask him if it is true that the party is in a strip club, he says he cannot say.
I press him on it and he finally caves and says yes.
My stomach drops… and I drop the call.
My colleagues keep making jokes around me. (We’re all in our twenties)
At 6PM we all leave the office and they tell me the address and ask me to follow them.
By now my mind is so blown that I just follow my colleagues, still thinking to myself, how can this be happening?
I just say, “I am going with you guys just to clarify this hole mess, I am not stepping into that place.”
In the middle of the way I call my wife and tell her that this friend (she knows him) has planned a bachelor party in a strip club.
She laughs and tells me: “Wow, and what do you think about that?”
I tell her that I am just going to the door to tell him that I can’t come in, but that I won’t go inside.
She says “If you really want to, you can go”.
I tell her, “Not even if they pay me.”
As we walk to this place I pray inside of me for God to give me strength to be able to do the right thing.
As we come closer to the address my friends keep asking me what kind of things I would be able to do or not do, and I keep explaining that I’m not coming in.
As we go closer and closer to the place I find it odd that we go into a touristic area (this is Berlin, so there are open immodest areas, but this particular street I was not aware had any such establishments).
As we are 100 feet from the address I see a blue banner saying:
“Ach Niko!! Ach Niko!!!”
It’s a Greek Restaurant…
P.S.: To stay on topic, although my wife said that if I really want to go I can go in, she wasn’t really sinning because she knew it wasn’t a strip club.