Q. To my embarrassment and shame, my boyfriend and I went much further intimately than we intended to recently over Thanksgiving. We both are Christian adults and this is something we thought we had under control. (Obviously, I know that story is as old as the hills.) Although we didn’t have sex, I’m quite sure it was just as wrong in God’s eyes as if we had done that.
Both my boyfriend and I have talked and prayed about this after the fact and know we were wrong to go as far as we did. I know that God forgives and Christ told the woman caught in adultery that He didn’t condemn her and to go and sin no more.
My problem is the motivations going through my head and heart prior to and during the several times my boyfriend and I went too far. I knew that what we were doing was almost certainly wrong, but I didn’t want to pull back. I knew that I’d feel terribly guilty afterwards and that I’d come to God asking for forgiveness. I just figured I’d cross that bridge when I got to it.