Christian BoyLove Forum #64582
This post is part of our "Purpose Driven Life" book study, the first official Christian Boylove Forum book study. You should have read chapters 1 and 2 of The Purpose Driven Life before participating in the discussions on this thread. If you do not own the book, you can read the first few chapters for free here: http://www.purposedrivenlife.com/en-US/AboutUs/AboutTheBook/FirstSevenChapters.htm
If you are starting late, you are encouraged to read only one chapter per day. Since there are several days in between our studies, you will be caught up with the study in time to discuss the next chapter.
God created us. He created our bodies, our minds, and our personalities. He chose the time, place, and environment into which we would be born. He chose who we would be born to. He chose our race and our nationality. He chose all of those things in order that we be perfectly suited to the type of life he meant for us to live; perfectly tuned to fulfill the purpose with which he designed us. This has several implications for us boylovers:
1. Because God had control over both the manner of our birth (who we would be born to and what our genetic makeup would be), and the environment into which we would born, the nature vs nurture argument is irrelevant. This is a perhaps controversial finding, but it is the logical result of accepting that God had control over where and how you would be born and what genes you would carry. Whether through nature, nurture, or both, God chose for you to be a boylover.
2. God wanted you to live in this time period. Despite the fact that many generations before us may have had it easier when it came to life as a BL, despite the possibility many generations in the future may have it easy once again, even though this is one of the most difficult times during which to be a BL; God designed you with this time period in mind. God uniquely created you with what it takes to not just survive but to thrive in this difficult time. We may long for days gone by or for a utopian future, but this is the time God chose for us and he designed us to fulfill his purposes in this time.
3. The question to consider puts this one well. "I know that God uniquely created me. What areas of my personality, background, and physical appearance am I struggling to accept?". For many of us who have grown up as boylovers, it can be difficult to accept the fact that you are someone who is sexually attracted to children. But that is what God meant for you to be. This didn't catch God by surprise; while he was designing you, he already knew this would be part of your personality and he chose to make you anyway. It is imperative that we learn to accept who we are even when society says we shouldn't.
To participate in the book study discussion, you may: respond to the discussion questions posted by Cat below, respond to this post, post your own thoughts on the chapter below this post, or create your own discussion questions