Christian dating and physical intimacy
We wear shirts proclaiming we want “the good life.” Songs are written about the good life.People want the good life, a blessed life, yet they rarely plan and prepare for making the decisions and choices that create a life God can bless!What We Want: A Blessed Life We claim we want God’s blessings, but how do we actually get them?Just look at the bible for clues: What is the common denominator of all these verses? God is looking to bless those who obey His guidelines for life, including His guidelines for relationships.What God Wants: Your Obedience When writing “10 Best Decisions a Single Can Make,” I looked up the key words in 1 Thes. I have inserted their meanings in the parenthesis so the interpretation and application can be seen more clearly:“It is God’s will (His desire, decision and intent) that you should be sanctified (consecrated, set apart for a holy use): that you should avoid (abstain, distance yourself, keep away from) sexual immorality (fornication, consenting sex involving someone who is unmarried, all sex of any kind outside the context of the marital bed, including adultery, premarital and extramarital intercourse, homosexuality, prostitution, and other perversions); that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy (consecrated, dedicated to God) and honorable (respectful and treating as if it has high precious value), not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God (people who do not believe in God, or have yet to realize or perceive God); and that in this matter, no one should wrong or take advantage (exploit or outwit, often motivated by greed or self-indulgence) of a brother or sister.” —1 Thes.4:3-6To get what we want, we just need to do what God wants. Check out Part 2 of this dating guide to find out exactly how you can achieve this level of sexual integrity in today’s dating culture. If you are dating someone who doesn’t have a personal relationship with Christ, you are playing with fire. Don’t let the relationship progress to a physical point and then hope you can cut it off later. You need all the help you can get in today’s world. Do you depend on Him to meet your needs of love and security?
If you’re running from it, you’ve already seen it, and its power to stop you dead in your tracks is immense. If you don’t buy or bake any, you’re not going to blow your diet. If you don’t put yourself in situations that can easily lead to sins against chastity, you’re going to have an awful hard time sinning against chastity. The book just came out a few weeks ago, so thus far no one has rolled their eyes to my face.It is the goal of this essay to explore the ethical limitations of emotional intimacy between Christians.For this to be done, we must, of course, understand what emotional intimacy is – this calls for us to forge a definition of emotional intimacy. You must decide before you go on the date what your limits will be. It’s too difficult to think when passion overtakes you. You can resist temptation if you put on the whole armor of God (Eph.