Hi, I'm Miranda, a 27 year old mom of two girls, ages 5 and 3. I recently became a Christian and my boyfriend and I attend church regularly. I am feeling guilty about not being married and living together. Craig and I have been together almost 3 years and I couldn't have asked for a better father or partner in life. However, we can't be married yet as both of us are going to school and need the money I get each month. I would lose the money because the girls biological father (who I was married to) passed away and our sole income right now is my survivors benefits. However, we want our girls to be raised in a Christian environment and hope they will practice courtship and not dating. We want them to be pure before marriage. I feel so guilty because we are not practicing the standards of purity, even though we were living together before I became Christian. I'm hoping we can get married before it's too late for us to seriously teach our girls about sex before marriage.
Anyway, I need good Christian friends and the advice of other Christian moms, so I hope this community will help me out! Thanks!