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Even though he was in seminary, extremely involved in his church and could lead a Muslim at the local convenient store to Christ, he was in fact not being truthful about his drug addiction.
He was still struggling and had fallen back into the lifestyle several times while we were dating. While it sounds like your boyfriend is recovered and even helping others through addiction (praise the Lord), you are still taking a risk.
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Therefore, I know that he has shown leadership qualities and is trusted by other Christians who know him well.
I have a lot of respect for him, but am curious about what impact his experience could have on a relationship.
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With many addictions there seem to be hereditary factors which come into play and you may want to look into how genetics may have played a role in his situation so you know what you might be stepping into.
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This is not to say the other two-thirds fall completely off the wagon into a destructive lifestyle, but statistically most stumble along the way to a “complete” recovery.Despite the fact that I have no experience, either personal or via friend/family, with drugs, it was fine with me.Over the course of our relationship, he has shared stories from his past and I'll admit that it sometimes makes me uncomfortable.If his parents and or grandparents had problems, it is possible your friend’s offspring may be at risk.SHE SAID: While there are many Christians who are former (or event current, struggling) addicts, drug and chemical addictions are some of the hardest to recover from. SEE ALSO: Drug Abuse Starting Earlier Than Ever I personally dated and was later engaged to a wonderful Christian man who told me he was a former drug and alcohol addict.What you can do is educate yourself on how to best support your friend.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating