hey all. i'm struggling with something in my life and was hoping for some advice and guidance.
i am a christian and care very much about following God and His plan for me. i believe in dating with the intention of marriage, and in staying pure before marriage.
however, something has come up in my life that is greatly confusing to me. i have fallen in love with someone who is not a Christian. i realize that's no reason to start a relationship, so i declined when he asked me to be his girlfriend. i had the understanding that God did not want us with non-Christians. but since then, we have basically become boyfriend and girlfriend, and now i don't know how to go backwards.
this boy has helped me overcome a lot of things i know God has been wanting me to overcome and i feel as though having this person in my life is a good thing. he respects my beliefs and has never pressured me into anything that goes against my beliefs. he believes in God and was raised a Christian, but does not call himself one now because of how his parents negatively approached teaching him about God (telling him every bad thing he did was because he was a bad person/God was punishing him, and telling him every good thing was completely because of God and that he didn't do anything good on his own). i definitely believe all thanks should go to God for everything in our lives, but it is not as black and white as his parents believe.
anyway, i feel very confused about this situation because i care so much about this boy and am (foolishly?) hoping for the best. is this wrong? i don't feel led by God in one way or another.
any advice would be greatly appreciated :) thank you!