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?
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..
Teen dies of stroke after love bite from his girlfriend causes blood clot to the brain https://t.co/QLCFeycDEC
— The Breakdown (@breakdradio) August 31, 2016
*Please forgive my totally anecdotal reach at trying to prove my argument. But it works.