Good question. Do you want to re-create the same intolerant energy that is being directed to you? Or instead, Christlike, can you allow their resistance? Can you allow your girlfriend to think what she wants, and same with her college pastor? Can you model Christian tolerance by trusting that your girlfriend can find her way? That's what Jesus did. He said, "Forgive them, Father for they know not what they do."
Abe would say that when you are able to allow others who are not allowing you, that is the height of deliberate creation. Finding reasons to feel good despite the circumstances.
I'm so glad you asked this question. This is the Teachings of Abraham at work. Can you find better feeling thoughts about this situation with your girlfriend and her pastor, and Christians in general? I am sure you can.
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Matt, I will copy my response there, if you start the new thread and pm me the link once you've done it. I'm sure you'll get some excellent replies. And actually, there are some other threads on a similar topic that you will find helpful--search "dating a non-aber".
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Last edited on Fri Aug 27th, 2010 02:12 am by David