I have been with my girlfriend for almost 3 years now. We both just started college I am at Penn state Erie she's at Grove City Christian college about an hour south. When we met, we met because of our shared belief in abstinence until marriage. As time went on we started to fool around some and now that she is in a new Christian environment she is completely overwhelmed with guilt for what we've done to the point where she can't wear her purity ring in confidence anymore. As of Sunday, we started a break to find ourselves and get closer to God. I've realized I haven't been putting God first in my life and I'm working on that now, but I love this girl so much and I can't lose her, especially if the reason I l ose her is because I'm the one that always initiated the fooling around and taking it to the next level if you will. We both want to get back to the way we were the beginning of our relationship and be proud that we were abstinent and be confident in saying that we don't partake in any sexual acts. As a young couple this is very hard, but I'm hoping someone here has been through a similar situation and can give me guidance as to how I can cope with this on this break and what we can do to make our relationship stronger and healthier, and ultimately get back together. I've been praying a lot, but these past few days have been so hard for me and I don't know how I'm going to manage a few weeks at the shortest before I found out if we can get back together or not. Any help is greatly appreciated.