Sorry to say, I can't tell you for sure exactly when I fell in love with Robert. I mean, when I really began to love him for who he was. I was for darn sure physically attracted to him. All I know is that at some point I did fall in love with him, and I love him now, even more than ever. For him, it was different. I later learned that on his part, it was love at first sight. He even went home that day and told his sister that he saw the woman he was going to marry. I know! So romantic right?! Even though Robert wasn't a born-again Christian when we met and started dating, fortunately for me, I experienced the rare exception to the rule against evangelistic dating, Robert was very willing to become a born- again Christian. The truly sad thing is that I led him to Christ one night while lying in our bed of sin! I know! The hypocrisy of it all.....even to this day, the thought of it makes me cringe, but it is the honest truth. A word of warning from yours truly, who has "been there, done that", to would be fornicators: don't think for one minute that you will get away with the sin of presumption!
What's that you say? You have never heard of the sin of presumption? Well now, you're not alone dear reader! So please allow me to explain. The sin of presumption says: "I know it's wrong to have sex before marriage, but.... God is so forgiving. I know he'll forgive me for this sin when I ask him to and besides, I know we will get married anyway." It is amazing how we can justify our sins isn't it? Even though God is merciful and forgiving toward the repentant backslider, and also to the honest sinner, he may not be so easily forgiving toward the presumptuous sinner, and hypocrite. Meaning that you may have to suffer some consequences as a result of the presumption you made upon his mercy. I know David did, and I know I did, so don't push it! This is not because God can't wait to punish you for your sin, and not because he takes pleasure in punishing you, but because suffering hurts! And it is more often then not, the only thing that will get you to finally bring your deceived fleecy little hiney running back to him in heart felt sorrow over the infraction, or sin of presumption.