Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Chatting with Carlin Bates' Boyfriend

 Evan Stewart and Carlin Bates

We know you all are eager to hear more about Carlin Bates' budding relationship with boyfriend Evan Stewart. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, which is only about three hours away from Rocky Top, so the two have been spending quite a bit of time together.

In the video below, Erin Paine, who helped set Carlin and Evan up, has the couple over for dinner to talk about their friendship that might soon turn into an official courtship. The clip is a sneak peek from tomorrow's Bringing Up Bates season five finale episode.

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  1. I totally understand the confusion that many are having regarding the whole "boyfriend/girlfriend" thing. I highly recommend the DVDs entitled "The Courtship/Betrothal Series" by Dr. S.M. Davis. Our family has watched it several times; it is very well done from a Biblical perspective. It will clear up many misunderstandings. Many people do NOT understand the whole Biblical process and I am not trying to be disrespectful, but the Bates Family is really confusing many on this topic. BTW, betrothal does NOT mean prearranged marriages. Titles included in this series are the following: Seeds of Disintegration Planted by the Boyfriend/Girlfriend Philosophy, Commitment to Purity, 7 Bible Truths Violated by Christian Dating, God’s Plan for Finding a Mate, Essential Principles for a Successful Courtship/Betrothal, Ruth & Boaz a Biblical Love Story, Avoiding Defrauding in Relationships, Victory over the Dating Spirit, Questions & Answers about Betrothal, Timeless Bible Teaching about the Bride Price, and How to Avoid Confusion Concerning Betrothal.

  2. Poor Erin, she really was so sick around Valentine's Day. She still managed to look so beautiful for this video, but you can hear it in her voice that she was not feeling well. Carlin is so cute with Evan...her excitement is adorable.

  3. I know this clip is about Carlin and Evan but I must say... Josie's shorter hair is SO cute!
    Good luck Carlin and Evan!

  4. They are adorable together!!!! <3

  5. Carlin! I am so happy for you my beautiful sister in the Lord, and even though I don't know you personally, I am praying for you. My family is so thankful for your family's testimony. :) Keep strong on your path of faith and your walk with the Lord! He loves you so much and your beautiful smile is such an amazing testimony for Him!

  6. Carlin! I am so very happy for you my beautiful sister in the Lord! Even though I don't know you on a personal level, I want you to know that I am praying for you! My family is so thankful for your family's beautiful testimony for the Lord. Keep strong on your path of faith my dear! Your beautiful smile is such a wonderful testimony for Him! with luv in Him, Rebecca

  7. Hey congrats carlin you are lookin good and awfully cute love the highlights


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