Thank you for visiting my blog page! I just want to take a minute to tell you a little bit about myself and the reason why I am so passionate about purity. I grew up in a conservative Christian home with a wonderful family by my side. I was always taught right from wrong according to what the Bible said, and my mom and dad, from day one it seemed, pounded into my head that sex before marriage was wrong.
I never really questioned that reasoning until my senior year of high school. Up until then, I had dated here and there, but never seriously enough to be placed in a situation where boundaries would be smudged and confusing to think about. My senior year, though, I developed a crush on a guy that I knew was not necessarily the right guy for me to pursue. However, I made up my mind that I needed to be independent from my friends and family and make my own decisions about who I wanted to date (not the wisest decision, I might add). He had an attitude that liked to defy authority and a questionable reputation, but I wanted to think the best of him and give him a chance. I guess you could say I went through that phase where a good girl wanted a bad boy.
For the first time in regards to a boy, I started to question my values and what I viewed as important in a relationship. It seemed that love had been replaced with lust in my mind, and I just wanted to feel desired by a guy, even if he didn’t care about anything but my looks.
I dated this guy for about six months, fighting for our relationship with my parents and close friends. I wanted them to see the good I saw in him. I think when I defended him to them, I was trying to convince myself that I was doing the right thing as well. Finally, I found out that he was cheating on me with a girl from his past. He had been cheating throughout our entire relationship and did not care for me at all. It was very hard for me to admit that I was wrong and that the people around me were right to try to warn and protect me. It was also hurtful to know that everything had been a lie, and I had been naive enough to believe it.
I learned a lot through that relationship; a lot about listening to those who love me, guarding my heart, and keeping purity a priority. I want to share my experiences and lessons that I learned so that you can know more than I did if you are ever in this situation. I learned to value purity so much through all of this, and I want to help and influence others by sharing the small amount I know about this subject. However, I do not consider myself wise or better than any other person in the world. I am far from having anything figured out, and this blog is as much for me to admit and move on from my mistakes as it is to help other people.
I hope these words help you and encourage you to think about and maintain purity.
Thanks again for reading!