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Madison from Georgia asked us this question…
Two years ago, I met a guy at my home church and we started dating about 10 months ago. We planned on just getting to know each other but eventually his family started making comments as to when we would get married and how many children we would have. The guy I am dating is very reliant on his parents. He is difficult to talk with and we simply do not fit. He thinks that buying me gifts will win my approval. His mother is very demanding and she has made many harsh comments to me about breaking her son’s heart.
I am very involved with my church and so is he. His parents are the leaders of the young adult group at my church and I am at a crossroads as to what I should do but I know that it is time for me to move on and want him to understand that the time we have spent together has been enjoyable, but I cannot continue feeling like I am being dishonest with my boyfriend in being with him.
How I can break the relationship off but continue being in ministry as a part of the young adults class I am in? My boyfriend’s parents are very outspoken and I believe that gossip about me will happen by them due to past history. I know who I am in Christ but how should I handle his parents saying things that might not be true about my character and how I treat people?