This is my first visit, so be gentle. I'm seeking advice about my present situation. I'm 26 and back in college, trying not to mess it up this time. Rather than take out an even bigger student loan to help pay for an apartment, my brother (35) offered to let me stay with him and his family (wife and 2 kids 6 and 9). I pay him rent and help out with bills and housework. Here's the situation. My brother is a devout Christian. He waited until he was married before he had sex. I'm athiest and I didn't wait. Recently, I found a woman, 24, that I actually liked well enough to start introducting to my family. We've been dating for 3 months so far. So, out of the blue yesterday, he starts giving me a lecture about how he's not going to allow me to have sex in his house. I was willing to discuss it rationally. However, he kept taking the "Moral High Ground" regarding sin and how he wasn't going to allow premarital sex in "his house." I respect his opinion, but a large part of me feels like he's treating me like his child and not his brother. This whole situation, where he's simply stating "do as I say, it's my house and my rules, and it's not open for discussion," is an attitude I don't agree with. I don't like to deal in absolutes. I asked him what he thought about if I had already had sex in his house before, but not necessarily with this woman. He told me not to do it again and that if he found out, he'd "kick my ass." WTF? I appreciate any correspondance in advance. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.