Some of us have grown up in the church and strayed or never were truly exposed to God and are now coming into the faith for the first time. Among these groups, there are some of us who have had some dark sexual pasts before we decided to allow God into our lives and the Holy Spirit to transform us. Our eyes have truly been opened as to why God said we must wait until marriage with the best person for us. We now want to live a pure life because we love God, but it does not mean God erases what we have done. The soul ties, scars, trust issues, shame, gult, unforgiveness, sinful ways picked up, and more are some of the things we have to overcome in Jesus. We might also struggle with the idea of not wanting to fall back into sin so we try with our own will power to "never do it again" or to "block it out of my mind". However, there is so much more than that and we can do nothing without God (the past has already revealed that).
How can those in this category enter the dating world again and do it God's way this time? When would one know when is the right time to open up again? Would it be wrong to choose the single Paul way instead? What are some boundaries and steps that can be taken to avoid the wiles of the devil who has a record of weaknesses to try and ensnare us with? How can healing come about?
I felt this was a topic dear to me because some of you know I fall into this category. I wanted to enocurage others to not give up the fight and that God will be there every step of the way. I am glad to have Pastor Nino Guarisco on the show to share what the Lord will place on his heart. I was inspired when I heard him talk about sex and dating on YouTube.
Pastor Guarisco's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/PureDating