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How to help a fallen Christian/ relationship advice
|Add a little more detail (optional):||I am a 35 year old Christian woman. Raised Baptist. Never married. Holding out for the right man. I recently started dating someone and he is perfect for me, except he is a fallen Christian. He was raised as a Baptist. Attended church three times a week and went to the church's school. He had a very different experience than me! They were constantly told in class that the world was going to end before they were grown! He is 37 and the world has not ended yet. Baptist school punished girls for wearing pants of any type, even at home if the school found out. I told him that most Baptist churches are not like that, and he says he knows that now, but damage is done. He says he believed with all his heart and earnestly prayed salvation prayer, but never felt changed as he expected he would. Prayed it again and again. Sought help from chaplain. That didn't help. And now, as grown man, believes in God and prays to God, but doesn't believe the way is through Jesus. Has traveled the world and says Muslims, Buddhists,etc all feel in their heart a bond with God, feel it in in their hearts when they pray and that according to Christianity that isn't possible because not praying to our god so either man cant trusts the inner voice/his heart or those people have relationship with God and Christianity is wrong. I don't believe I should count on changing a man and enter a serious relationship with him, but I am 35 and I have finally found a special connection with a man. He is highly intelligent and well educated and will not be easily persuaded. I would like to believe that the Lord is going to use me to bring the man back to him, but I this man seems to have made up his mind although he struggled with this issue most of his life. It really caused him a lot of turmoil. He says he doesn't want any children he may have someday to be indoctrinated. He wants them to decide for themselves. I told him I believe he would be head of household and it would be his job to lead his children to Christ. I would just be his friend and witness to him as best I can, but despite having my choice of men over the years, none of them appealed to me and now that I have found one that I feel love and adoration for, I don't want to give up on him as a potential husband. He is very respectful of me and my beliefs! Has not intention of trying to change me. Don't want to discuss with anyone that I know. I appreciate anonymous perspective from other Baptists. Thank you!!!|