Scripture also calls fathers to lead their children by training them in godliness and raising them in the fear and admonition of the Lord.
Again, without Christ's Lordship, this is impossible. You say, “He's a beautiful guy inside and out.” But without Christ's redeeming blood covering him, this is impossible.
That means that people who have sex without a commitment still have the one-flesh reality at work. They don't know that they were activated without the benefit of a covenant. And we think we're all supposed to be non-discriminating, not only in a legal sense, but also in a personal one. It's quite another to say you can't discriminate in your choice of a husband.
This is why it's so hard to end a bad relationship, a sinful relationship, even a dangerous relationship between two people who are being sexual intimate (and this includes sexual activity that's shy of intercourse but not shy of climax). Knowing why it feels so wrong to be without him will help you do what's right: stay broken up. This is where you have to use your brain to override your feelings. Let's be clear: Deciding to get married is all about discrimination.
Sexual sin always muddles our ability to think clearly. He'd much rather you make these life-shaping decisions based on emotions than on the truth (1 Peter 5:8). And as that verse in 2 Timothy says, other believers are a big part of your victory, too. Galatians does say, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” So in one sense, your ex-boyfriend is right.James said “faith without works is dead,” and Jesus told His followers “if you love me, you will obey my commands.” I say this not to condemn you, but to help you see that your “decision to follow God” and break up with your boyfriend wasn't really your decision, but God's mercy through His Holy Spirit, calling you to repentance. If it was all you deciding, then changing your mind is less serious.But if it was God's Spirit calling you back from a precipice, you're in grave danger if you go back on your decision, and in need of great humility and repentance before His throne of grace.To think your boyfriend would be a “great father” is to limit your idea of greatness to what the world esteems. Our best selves next to God are as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6, Romans ).You say, “He's not really practicing his Muslim faith” and that you told him that you are “a practicing Christian.” Based on your actions though, I'd say you're not really practicing your faith either.
But Scripture is clear: As believers, we are to marry believers (2 Corinthians ). Even if he were to promise to never get in the way of you raising your children in the Christian faith, it would still not be enough.