The Bible was the moral compass by which he would live his life.
A few years later as Eric hit adolescence, his parents thought he would continue to grow in the faith of his childhood. In the car on the way home from church one Sunday, Eric blurted out, "Why do we think we are right and everybody else is wrong about how to get to Heaven?
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I started casually dating in middle school and by high school I had my first love.
But, by the time I got married at 21, I had more baggage than anyone would ever need in a life time.
Teens discover new friendships, try out new interests, and develop new beliefs about everything from family to faith.
(Side note: If you’re not a Christian, these rules can still apply to you as they are a recipe for a healthy, strong relationship where you have a voice and are safe). As a new sophomore in high school, a senior boy and I had a mutual attraction.
He asked me out, I said ‘yes’ (and secretly hoped my parents would too) and for nearly the next year, we were a thing.
But even for a kid, church wasn't just a social thing for Eric.
He could clearly remember the summer of third grade during Vacation Bible School when he gave his whole heart to Jesus. For Eric, Jesus and the Bible weren't things you had to figure out or question. He knew Jesus loved him and would walk with him throughout his life.