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Should You Tell Him EVERYTHING?

Should you tell him ‘EVERYTHING’? Guest Post by Abiola George

Tracy was excited when Charles asked her out. Just her kind of man, he was godly, funny, attentive, intelligent, kind and generous. He made it clear that he had strong values to uphold and did not pressure her into having sex with him…a first for her. She felt she could be herself with him and completely threw herself into a whirlwind romance.

A few weeks into their relationship, she decided it was time to lay herself bare and tell him ‘everything’ about her past. Although she was in her mid-twenties, she had made many mistakes in her past relationships and so far she had undergone a number of abortions, the last one barely months before they met. They had just spent a nice afternoon together when she decided to drop her bombshell.

He didn’t say anything in response to her confession and the day ended amicably enough. Only the next morning, he didn’t call. When I saw him a few weeks later and asked after his ‘babe’, he told me what had happened and asked what I thought. I told him he was lucky she trusted him enough to tell him the truth, but being someone who had very strict views about pre-marital sex, he could not even fathom how to carry on a relationship with someone who had gone ‘that far’. There was nothing I could say to appeal to his Christian values of forgiveness and acceptance. He just couldn’t handle it. So he broke up with her.

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Making Love Work.

Making Love Work.

First, learn to love yourself. If you don’t love yourself, nobody will love you. If you don’t love yourself, you cannot receive love. Loving yourself is fundamental to having a relationship with a member of the opposite sex.

Bring something of value to the table. Before you complain that your partner doesn’t love you enough, ask yourself, ‘What am I bringing to the table? What value do I contribute to my partner’s life?’ A relationship is about making value contribution to the life of someone you are deeply connected to. Bring something of value into the life of the one you love to make it better.

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