Here’s a good rule of thumb to start with: if the swimsuit covers it, don’t touch it unless you’re married. We’re told to treat women as sisters with absolute purity in 1 Timothy 5:2. Also, as much as you may like or love your girlfriend, until you’re married, there’s no telling whether or not she will end up being your spouse or someone else's.Additionally, think about the locations and times you should avoid spending together.
My point is that touching was inseparable from my experience of affection.
When we think of a physical standard for dating, it might be helpful to consider how we related to a brother or sister within our family: expressing affection without it ever being sexual in nature (never aimed at causing sexual arousal).
In James , he says “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” You must communicate your thoughts and standards to each other.
When you rubbed her elbow, it began to sexually excite her, who knew?
God designed sex and sexual arousal to be amazing and enjoyed with only one other person in the context of marriage.
Sex is designed to be the pinnacle of intimacy and connection with our spouse.This is sound advice and certainly helpful, but we want to suggest an alternative focus.Take a look at the following verses: We would suggest the “Holy Kiss” principle on the physical dimension of your dating relationships, provided your Bible doesn’t translate the word “holy” as “French.” As infants, as children and as adults, physical contact is the primary way we show care, protection, affirmation, encouragement and love for each other.One thing to remember is that whenever God tells us not to do something, it’s because He has a better plan.He doesn’t want us to get hurt by following our own paths.They should be rather intuitive, which always makes for a good standard, but we’ll spell out some principles to avoid legal problems should someone use this standard to defend the owning and operating of a Christian brothel.