“The episode normalized breaking up”
“Thank you for the Breaking Up Well episode of the podcast. It was the first step in God speaking to me about breaking off a bad relationship I was in. (I later found out after listening to the episode that he was using drugs.) The episode normalized breaking up as so many of my Christian friends married their first boyfriend. So thank you so much for the support of this episode. It is always so nice to know I am not alone as I walk through my young life. I am very thankful. Keep up the awesome work, Boundless!”
“Far from the U.S.”
“I am from Uganda. I am 25 years old. I have been encouraged and helped to think more biblically about relationships through your ministry. I am so thankful to our Lord Jesus for your service to Him. Thank you so much for the resources which I have found extremely helpful, and it’s been my joy to pass them on to friends. I am a Bible college student who hopes to plant Gospel-centered churches. I am currently getting to know a young lady who loves Jesus. Although it’s challenging, I don’t know what I would have done had I not learned so many things from you. Thanks again for this amazing ministry that serves people like me far from the U.S.”
“The issues we truly care about”
“Thanks for this episode. I truly appreciated Kara Tippetts’ and her husband’s story. The last three weeks, the Boundless episodes have truly been on point. From The Drop Box with Brian Ivie to real talk about death and the value of the human life, to the powerful testimony of joy shared by Margaret Feinberg. I have been deeply touched by these episodes and have been sharing it a lot. Thank you so much for your hearts to serve young adults and to discuss the issues we truly care about. Keep up the excellent work.”
“Dating biblically is something very new to me”
“I took your DTR test twice. Lol. The young man that I am involved with, I met at my cousin’s church. I didn’t notice him until I was invited to a young adults meeting. He sat right across from me, and I was instantly attracted to him. To my surprise, he introduced himself to me as soon as the meeting was done, and he did the pursuing. Fast forward, we started talking on the phone more and more, getting to know each other, going on a few dates, alone and in groups.
“I wanted to know where things were going without me guiding where I wanted the relationship to go. After I took the DTR test, I asked specific questions in terms to what he was thinking and where he wanted the relationship to go…. This way I was able to say what I was looking for as well without being the pursuer.
“Everything went well, and we are now exclusively dating as boyfriend and girlfriend. Dating biblically is something very new to me, and so far God is working through the two of us. Thank you.”
“This is exactly what I needed”
“Over a year ago I wrote to you with my heart heavy and full of doubt and confusion regarding my breakup with my ex-boyfriend and whether or not we should still communicate. I wrote to you all, and you kindly responded back that there wasn’t enough time to answer my question. I faithfully prayed to God during that time and was in the process of reconnecting [with my ex] around the time of our birthdays.
“The week of my birthday, I was reading the weekly Boundless email, and I saw the topic, “Is it unwise to keep in touch with my ex-boyfriend?” and I thought, PERFECT — this is exactly what I needed in this season of discernment! It was honestly the best birthday present I could have asked for at the time. I realized how perfect God’s timing was, and it humbled me to know that even when I didn’t expect a response back, Scott gave such wisdom and God-honoring advice.
“Now one year later, I’m happy to report that the advice Scott shared in the article regarding plugging into a church was particularly convicting and applicable in the season of life I was in. Since that article, I have become more involved in my local church, serving as a deaconess and on the missions committee. And in the past few months, I have been intentionally getting to know another young man at the church who also loves the Lord and desires to serve Him in our community.
“It is such a praise and a testimony of how God is ministering through Boundless to young people such as myself. Just this past weekend I was still sharing the advice in that column with my good friend. Please pass on my thanks and appreciation to Scott for his prayers and his wisdom!”
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