... I have a female friend whom I love dearly but I swear she makes me so mad some times I could just shake her. She's a wonderful woman but she clearly lacks understanding the differences between a boyfriend and a husband.
You can't really blame her I suppose. Couples shack up and live as husband and wife all the time. To a woman with no basic understanding of the sacramental nature of marriage it is hard to draw the line between the two relationships.
I wish I knew when and how being some one's boyfriend became a bigger deal than the exclusive and committed stage of courtship. A boyfriend does not have the right to make demands on a woman reserved for that of husbands. He has no right to place expectations on her time, her money, her property or possessions and most certainly, her body.
I know women who say they will do anything for their boyfriends. They love them after all. But I believe such affections and declarations should be reserved solely for a husband. Just being a mere boyfriend, in my opinion, doesn't warrant a total lack of reservation. Why give everything away, emotionally and physically, to a boyfriend? Boyfriends come and go.