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At the time, she told me she was agnostic, and not really into "the whole religion thing." Now, less than six months into our marriage, she tells me she's joined a church and expects me to join her for Sunday services.It's only now that I learn that she has extremely right-wing, religious views. And I understand that you weren't planning to sleep with her. But just in case you get a bright idea like that again, let me ask you: Exactly how were you planning to turn off human nature? " "Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but opposites attract." "I'm not attracted to her way. "This girl Mark was going to share the rent with — is she pretty? " "I mean that people deceive themselves about their motives. People plan all sorts of things they don't admit to themselves." Mark asked, "Like what? And I guess I do see how you can plan to lose your virginity." "Sure. "Mark, about the girl you were going to share an apartment with —" I stopped again. "Look, I'm glad you're not going through with the idea. A girl spends the afternoon with a guy, but it's 'not a date.' A guy has a special friend who's a girl, but she's 'not a girlfriend.' A girl and a guy are planning to live together, but he's 'not attracted to her attracted to her that way." I turned to Mary and Sarah, who were enjoying Mark's discomfort immensely. Either you're looking in the wrong places — or else, secretly, you don't to find that kind of person." "What to you mean, 'secretly'? Is it just me, or has the whole Christian dating/courting/dorting thing become really, really complicated?When Josh Harris wrote I Kissed Dating Goodbye, he had good intentions.Now, instead of our not wanting any kids, she wants at least five and maybe more.Instead of no religion, she wants strict adherence to her religion.

I asked them why they wouldn't have mentioned this when they found out we weren't having a church wedding and they told me that was probably done for my benefit.

I can plan not to fall in love with someone." "Sure you can. "I sort of think it's what you're doing," said Mary. " "When someone stands in front of a bus, I say she's planning to get run over." Hastily, I cut in.

That's not how we're designed." "I'm emotionally mature.

Notably, these questions—and the resultant conversations about Biblical sexuality—most often come from students who would never sit through a lecture on traditional marriage.

In the wake of , these conversations will become doubly important.