However, I also feel that as flawed humans, we over preach waiting as an end all be all. Would you think that man is a complete psychotic who needs to be locked away forever? I totally agree that people need to own their own take on the bible and the way they chose to wield it, sometimes like a weapon to maintain a sense of superiority over others.
Lie at his feet to let him know that you are available to him for marriage. Some biblical passages can support my point of view. Here's an example from Psalm Whenever any person opens the Bible, they begin a process of interpretation.
What they did suggest was that the obvious exclusion, injustice and destructive outcomes of widely held beliefs should take Christians back to the text to consider a different perspective, one which might better reflect the heart of God. We can certainly turn to the Bible for guidance on moral issues, but we should not expect to find simple answers to the moral questions we are asking.
The only way the Bible can be a sexual rulebook is if no one reads it.
Are you doing more harm than good in engaging or withholding sex? In the cause of gay marriage genesis 1 says plainly god made adam and eve, not adam and steve so that alone shows how god wants marriage one man and one woman.
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Eerdmans Publishing Co. Perhaps the most striking example is in the story of Ruth, though there are other examples as well. My Dad, on the other hand, had a very romantic interpretation of Ruth. Sex Have Questions about Sex? Such Christians simply interpret the Bible — which is nothing if not open to interpretation — differently than does your family.