I'm new to the Boards but not to ivillage, and hoping to get some insight from everyone here!
I'm in a relationship with a deeply faithful Christan man who has recently said he wants to stop having a physical relationship (we had sex then stopped, but now he wants to only kiss due to his faiththat sex should be reserved for a permanent union- gay or straight, we just happen to both be straight). I asked if he really just wanted to just take a break but he said not at all and that once we're married he'd like to have sex on a daily! At the same time, he's started asking me about marriage, future goals/dreams, and we've started having serious discussions about creating a life together as a married couple.
I'm just wondering is this a sign he's getting serious or is this a way of sublty ending things? I'm a Unitarian who goes to a Christian church, so I respect his faith but am just not used to dating such a religious man. I have dicsussed this with him first, but he says he just wants to marry me before having sex. What makes me doubt is my past: my ex-husband secretly wanted to be a woman (reason why we ended our sexless marriage), so I'm more sensitive to the idea of no physical intimacy.