I NEED RELATIONSHIP HELP PLEASE!!! (Im a chritian dating an agnostic)
Hi! I saw this online community and other peoples stories of how they are navigating this tough situation and figured i should should try to get on here and see if anyone could help me, honestly i dont really know where to turn. My boyfriend and i have been dating for almost 4 years and we both feel that we want to be with eachother for the rest of our lives and we love eachother very much. Financially though we arn't ready for marriage, I don't even have to money to move in with him yet. And the problem is that he feels because we have reached the commitment level of marriage we should have sex. I want to wait since im christian, he understands this but at the same time he doesnt because of his beliefs and they way he was raised, he sees marriage as just the legal side and i of course see it a commitment to God as well. I also believe that there is a good reason for that rule, even if remains not completely seen because i have faith. But this whole concept is not clear to him because of his past. Now because ive said no he feels like i don't love him as much as he loves me. I told him thats not true at all and he still doesn't believe me. From what he knows sex is the only way to show that so i don't know how to show him I love him that much without compromising my beliefs. What should I do to get him to believe me?