How can I tell if my boyfriend really loves me?
If he really loves you, your lover will want your good, your ultimate good and will be ready to sacrifice himself for you. In the Bible God gives commandments to men to love their wives and gives as a model the Lord Jesus Christ. Here’s how it is written:
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, because we are members of His body. FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH. This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church. Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband. (Ephesians 5:25-33)(NASB)
I assume that you are not married and want to be sure that the man to whom you intend to get married really loves you. If so, then he will want to marry you, this is what he will want the most. He will respect you and in no way will suggest or requires you to maintain sexual relations before marriage and will not manipulate you any way. God give you discernment and keep you from all evil and bless you.
Translated by Felicia Rotaru