Remaining Pure - My Story

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. (‭1 Cor. ‭6‬:‭18‬ ESV)

I remember being relatively new in my faith and dating guys who weren't saved. I didn't think it was that big of a deal because I wasn't aware of the necessity to be evenly yoked. This guy was a senior at my high school and we lived in the same neighborhood. He wanted to date me in the summer time before the school year was about to start , but I was more concerned with working and serving God at that time. He asked me to date him the first week of school. At first I wasn't sure but I eventually came around to the idea.

At first we were cool. We were enjoying each other's company and time. We went out on dates and he even celebrated my birthday with me. As we started to progress I saw that he wasn't completely faithful to me and that he wasn't as nice, sweet or caring as he started out to be.  He didn't want to go out that much anymore, he was flirtatious with other girls and he didn't really want to talk to me a lot.

But one thing he wanted more than anything: not the fruitfulness of my mind, to share successes with me, or to see me make it for Christ.. but for me to have sex with him. At first, I was against it. I didn't want to engage in that because I knew it was wrong and against God's word. But after being pressured by him and having him give me ultimatums, I gave in.

But when God says no, He means no and the will of man cannot overcome the will of God. God led me out of sexual immorality and my purity remains intact to this very day.

The crazy part about all of this was this guy was a "Christian" who went to church and was involved in ministry. Although he knew God's law, knew how precious I was to God and that I wasn't that type of girl, he disregarded all that in an attempt to please his flesh.

In retrospect, I understand the severity of living for God and obeying his commandments even under pressure. I understand that I am the daughter of the King and my body is precious in his sight and that it should be only for the man of God that I MARRY.

Alexis Blanchard