Weekly 'Ask A Pastor' Thread!

Ok, here's something that's been bothering me. I've been a lutheran all my life. My dad is an lcms pastor and is my ultimate role model. I went to a public university over the past years and met the love of my life.

Shes a kind, intelligent and beautiful woman who I want to spend the rest of my life with. We both know that and are very commited. She is, though an athiest. On top of that we have been sleeping together. This is not something that she forced me into at all as I was very eager.

I don't know how to deal with this. I feel guilty for the sin which I know that I am but I know that I am forgiven through Christ. At the same time I continue to disobey his commandments. On top of that I worry about our future in an athiest-christian marriage. On top of that I have been having many doubts about my faith as I see holes in my beliefs in the world around me an on the internet every day. My parents are very loving and supportive of my reIationship though I doubt they think we have consumated it. love my girlfriend and have every intention of marrying her. I just have a lot to worry worry about.

Any Advice?

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