You don't need to vow that you won't look at anybody else, or try to decide now whether God has meant you to be together forever.
This site is dedicated to exposing the Mind Control, Manipulation, Deception, Spiritual and Emotional Abuse, Heresy, Legalism (“Phariseeism”), and Authoritarianism behind the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination (IFB).
Somebody else comes along and makes you forget the guy who's miles away from you.
Although that hasn't happened yet, it still may. Make the most of this friendship with someone you care for deeply.
Yes, God can keep you together if he wants to, despite the distance. You're wise to just enjoy the relationship a day at a time, keep it going for as long as you like, and let it dwindle away if your feelings change.
In the meantime, you have a friend you like and admire. Try not to attach too many strings to the relationship.
I’ve been accused of making the fallacy of hasty generalizations or that I’m simply over generalizing based on just my experience.
While I can’t say that every IFB church is run in a spiritually abusive manner since that would be an impossible claim to knowledge, I can easily infer, based on my experience with multiple IFB churches and based on others who I’ve talk to or shared their stories on this site, that most are.
As you read through this site, please remember that it’s not the church you are attending that saves.
Only God has the power to judge a person’s heart and save him/her.