Suppose that he is on a date with someone who is strongly attracted to him. Your instinct would be to value the innocence of your future spouse. Thinking of your future spouse is a good way to help set boundaries in your own relationships, but there are other ways to know where to draw the line.
Q: “My girlfriend and I are Christians but we are sexually active.
We know we are in the wrong and that God’s teaching tells us to be pure and wait till we are married.
They’re not married, don’t know if they’ll ever get married, and are just enjoying each other’s bodies.
Most people who live together before they get married don’t get married and those who do have a higher divorce rate. You’ve already agreed that this is not the biblical pattern and thus is not a healthy pattern. What you’re demonstrating, by the fact that you say, “I want to do this but we always fall back into the same pattern again” is the strong bonding nature of sexual relationships. Sex was designed to be a deep bonding experience between a husband and wife.
I have your book but was wondering what would be the best way to get out of this cycle and get right with God?
” A: First of all, I’m thankful that this couple is concerned about it.I told them I had no particular standards and just desired someone who would make me happy and who I would make happy in return. I had interesting encounters in the dating field that began to make me question the whole process and its intended purpose.Dating started off as a hopeful adventure than began to deteriorate the more I pursed it, which eventually caused me to stop.When I first turned 30, I knew I was entering a decade of high expectations.Sure, I knew it was a milestone age, and I had accomplished most of what I set out to do — except find love. When it comes to dating and morality, the most commonly asked question is, “How far is too far?