He plays video games, he rides a mountain bike, he skydives, he reads Walt Whitman. He had an ashram in Iowa, numerous students (several of whom became enlightened), and has several books to his name: Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing, Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment, Spiritual Warfare, and All eyes are watching me expectantly. I’m indulging myself with a somewhat more forceful manner of communicating now, mainly for my own amusement, and their reaction at this stage is not a factor. Their indignation is as meaningless to me as the growls of little pink puppies. Ask Him to make it perfectly clear whether to continue seeing the guy or not. When things did/do get off balance, I find that Ethan and I fight more, which makes sense, since I am expecting him to fill parts of my heart that he can’t. I actually hadn’t spent much time single UNTIL I decided to follow Jesus. For me, this is something that I constantly have to keep in check. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve met a lot of phonies, and even been blind enough to date them. After finding the right man to date, the battle becomes keeping God in the center of the relationship AND your life, rather than the man you’re dating. He knows every guy’s heart better than we ever will, and the best part of this is they can’t fool God like they may be able to fool us (1 Samuel 16: 7). If we trust Him, we can avoid a lot of unnecessary heartbreak.It’s rabid, feverish, clawing madness to stop being a lie, regardless of price, come heaven or hell.
My boyfriend firmly believes that Christ brought us together, yet I am the one who practices my faith. “LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”.In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. Dan is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the International Thomas Merton Society.Do you want to have God at the center of your dating relationship?This is why the earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor; she “groans in travail” (Rom ).