My girlfriend and I have been together for almost a decade and, we’re graduating college within the year.
I found Orthodxy a year ago and vowed to live a more righteous life, like Abba Moses. However, due to my sinful past with my girlfriend (formicatoon) she cannot cope with abstaining until marriage. So every now and then, I am tempted and fall into sin...she tempts me. Just like Joseph who was in Pharoah’s house. I never bring it up, in fact, I remind her that it is a sin but nevertheless, she continues to tempt me.
She is a Roman Catholic however she is by label only.
Half of me is telling me to break up with her, however, the other half is telling me to stay because it might get better. Better as in she finds Christ, and is open to becoming Oriental Orthodox and refrains from tempting me to sin.
I want to propose but not to an ungodly woman.
But I don’t know what to do. We’ve been best friends and talked every single day since the 7th grade however, I’ll do what it takes to become a righteous person