Today, our emphasis on dating begins young, before girls and guys are even supposed to like each other.
There is a pressure to “go out” with someone, “going out” meaning occasionally getting up the nerve to sit next to each other in the elementary cafeteria.
Because your goal is to do God’s will, I believe that He will honor your request and guide you to making the right decisions.
First of all, it sounds like you two have progressed from stage 1 to stage 2 and are hoping to get to stage 3.
Dear Friend, It’s good to hear that both you and your boyfriend seek to build a strong, faithful relationship that gives glory to God.
That is the first step in creating a healthy Christian relationship – the desire to please God.
” Well, they refer to my own story of discovering and eventually living chastity. I have also been at a place where I had gone further than what is pure and I wanted to turn the tide.
Rather than making the innocent expressions a mere prelude to the "heavier stuff," make the most of them. Express tenderness by simply putting your arms around each other.
Make sure a kiss communicates true feeling and isn't just the first step to further physical involvement. Every marathon runner knows that you don't use up your energy at the beginning of the race; you need most of it at the end.
Pacing your passion means that you realize you're trying to remain pure all the way to your wedding day. Imagine there's a sign on everyone you date that reads: PROPERTY OF JESUS.
It's OK to express your love in little ways, but don't start messing with the package that is sex. In fact, with the way advertising and Hollywood exploit sex, it would be impossible to think about it. Soap operas, certain songs, books, television shows, movies and Web sites only turn up the pressure. 5) Make a promise to God, and daily renew your commitment.