It’s odd how things providentially happen.  The Lord has a way of proving someone’s correct opinion by His mysterious means.

Case in point is our discussion on a recent episode of The Breakdown where Bryan and I went back and forth on how far one should go in a dating scenario.  Being a father of two girls, my argument was more conservative – and dare one say more Biblical.

The crux of my point is based on 1 Timothy 5:1-2:

“Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father,younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.”

So think of it this way – would you make out with your sister?  Hold hands lovingly with your sister?  Snuggle on the couch watching a movie in the dark with your brother?

Giving your sibling a hickey?  Of course not.  If you answered yes, you are probably from West Virginia.

I’m hoping that these two were brother and sister, nor from WV but 17-year old Julio Macias Gonzalex received a memorable token from his girlfriend in the form of a hickey.  No big deal, right?

Not exactly.

Strong convulsions began to occur and Mr. Gonzalex is now dead.  Authorities involved attribute his death to the lover’s kiss on his neck which caused a blood clot to form, travel to his brain which caused the fatal stroke.

So the next time someone offers you a love bite, think o 1 Timothy 5:1-2 and this unfortunate situation..

*Please forgive my totally anecdotal reach at trying to prove my argument.  But it works.





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