- the girl he has been living with for the last four years
- a new girlfriend who is significantly younger than him
- an escort
- a guy who he is in a relationship with
Would you react differently to any of these options? Might I suggest to you that you should still welcome your mate in, regardless of who he is sleeping with. Hopefully that statement wasn't too controversial, now stay with me...
What I don't understand is why we have a different attitude on a national level - where most of us really don't operate. I am talking about the big hoo-ha over gay marriages in this country. I started writing this post in October and though maybe I shouldn't because it was too current and may upset some people, but the issues still in the news.
I am glad that we have religious freedoms in this country, but these freedoms don't mean we enforce our standards onto those who do not share the same religious conviction. Instead these freedoms are there so we can practice our religion without fear of discrimination. Already de facto relationships have legal standings in this country, it is only discriminatory to prejudiced same sex couples in the eye of our secular law. Christian, don't get me wrong, I personally don't practice de facto relationships, heck I don't even like the idea of no fault divorce, but why should I expect everyone in this great country to hold the same values as me?
The Christendom ear is over (thankfully) and enforced morality has never really worked; just ask anyone who ten years ago attended an Anglican or Catholic school how regularly they now attend church. Most people I ask reply: "I did my time back in school."
Before I am called a liberal, I have some Bible verses to back up my stance:
 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.  But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.  For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?  God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.” (1 Corinthians 5:9-13 ESV)Paul is clarifying something he has previously said to the Corinthian church. He implores them to live a certain way free from sexual immorality, greed, drunkenness, idolatry, swindling etc... but not to cut themselves off from the world where people do not live by their own standards. Paul even says in verse 12 that judging the world is beyond his domain- it's not his job to do that. I wonder why the Church today feels that it can...
What am I missing?