In a Relationship

I received an email from 22-year-old John in Kenya, via Global Media Outreach, for which I am an online missionary.

“I am in a relationship and I need advice on how we can live happily, loving each other without limitations.”

“Dear John,  I’m not sure what you mean by “in a relationship.”  Are you living together?  Sleeping together?  Unfortunately, if you are not married, then there are many limitations. You see, sexual activity is forbidden by God—until after marriage.

“Here’s another important question:  Have both of you given your lives to Jesus Christ?  The Bible tells us not to be yoked with an unbeliever.  If one of you is a follower of Jesus and the other one is not, this is not good.

“If you are both Christ followers, then are you praying together? Are you reading and studying the Bible together? This is important.  The Bible says ‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.’ That is your number one goal.

“Perhaps you and your girlfriend would enjoy learning more about God and the Bible together.  Go to: where you will find great resources for Christians at every stage of growth.

“John, please understand this:  God loves you and your girlfriend. He wants what’s best for both of you.  Please write back and let me know if you have further questions or want prayer. I am here to help.”

Unfortunately, that was the last I heard from John.

  • Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,  for they shall be satisfied.   Matthew 5:6
  • But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.            Ephesians 5:3
  • Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.     2 Corinthians 6:14
  • Learn more about Global Media Outreach here:
  • SEVEN TIMES A DAYBy Kathleen taken from Ps. 119 & 2 Thess. 3:6;

    This life is temporary.  This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:  and

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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6 Responses to In a Relationship

  1. kfrank07 says:

    Only the truth can make us free, but some–actually many–have trouble receiving the truth when it goes against their desires or intentions.

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