I was hesitant on coming on here to express this problem since it being my boyfriend who's having troubles, but I read quite a few others, so here goes.
My boyfriend and I have been together for 2 years now, we are both believers in Christ Jesus. I do admit though, we both have been lazy in our walk with Christ. Mentioning Him here and there whenever He came up in conversation and such, not been to church in a long while, not picking up a Bible, not even praying except for maybe once a month or so. Recently, my boyfriend was the one who just decided to pick up a Bible and we'd have Bible study every day together. I love it & think it's great. We've even started to attend church with my mom who's been going by herself for over a year now, we've prayed just about every day now.
It's really lifted my spirits and I feel like it's a fresh start this year. I've remained abstinent from sex, as I've always wanted to. I do however, now want to make it official and get a purity ring and I've been all about it lately and I think it's starting to get to my boyfriend. We've had discussions where he'll say masturbation is fine and I'll find a verse in the Bible talking about how our bodies are not to please ourselves, but belongs to God. But we've been clashing about this a bit lately. He's never pressured me to do anything of the sort, always respected that this was what I wanted to do. But I think it's this battle he's having right now trying to find some way that masturbation is ok and not a sin.
I'm thinking I'm in the wrong trying to step in and help him find verses to read about it. I'm starting to think I should step out and let God work on him alone. Like this is my boyfriend's internal battle with God and I should leave it alone? Any advice?