I now realized I committed a type of fornication. What do I do about this?

Last updated on April 24, 2021



I’m not sure what to do. I’ve had a type of fornication with my boyfriend. It is a long-distance relationship so we only saw each other once. We don’t own our own place and still live with our parents. But we communicate daily through chat. I got saved about a year ago, and I realized now that I fornicated. I’m not sure what to do. I just want to do what God wants me to do but not sure what that is.

Thank you.


You’ve left me guessing regarding what happened. I’m going to assume that one time the two of you met each other in person and during that time you got involved in sexual touching and mutual masturbation.

When a Christian realizes she has sinned, there are two things that need to be done. There has to be a repentance; that is, a turning away from sin and making changes to try to keep the sin from happening again (II Corinthians 7:10-11). The second thing is that she must go to God in prayer and admit that she was wrong (I John 1:9).

In regards to your boyfriend, you need to make it clear to him that you are no longer going to have sex with him until you are married. If that isn’t what he wants in a girlfriend, then he needs to find another woman to date.


Thank you for answering my question.