Kissing in christian dating
That’s the question I asked in my last blog and I may have ruffled a few feathers suggesting that saving it until marriage might not be the only choice.I argued that the problem with kissing before marriage isn’t a kiss is.
It’s like arranged marriages where no one is making the arrangements, and it doesn’t seem to work very well.“My daughter was interested in this nice Christian boy, but he strung her along for a year and a half.The next one did too.” Or, “Jeremy acted like they were friends but she told me later that they were hooking up on the side.” With that kind of dismal dating culture at play, let’s consider the options: First, there’s “courting.” It’s the modern-day form of arranged marriages.But there are those kisses that can be too much too soon.How do we define kisses so that we make God-honoring internalized decisions about when and what kind of kisses to give our special guy. Which of these five kinds of kisses do you think are OK outside of marriage? Teaser Kiss-Start by kissing his check or forehead softly. Maybe you could mentally draw a line where you’d decide to stop the kissing. Assuming you agree that the gift of sex is to be reserved for marriage, it is also assumed that you don’t want to rev up the engine—either his or yours—in an effort to reserve the intimate act of becoming one for your marriage bed.•The body’s Autonomic Nervous System, the system that controls sexual response, is heightened by a kiss.
This system is not controlled by your mental faculties, but by your physical experiences.
I don’t have first-hand knowledge, but thanks to reality TV, I believe it appears to involve asking the woman’s dad if she is available to date, and possibly not kissing until the actual wedding.
Outside the courting circles, there is the less overt but just as prevalent “ideal spouse” dating.
Like many issues today, there is no black-and-white answer.
Instead, the counsel of many Christian advisers is to ask God for guidance to show the direction to follow.
For teenagers and other unmarried Christians, the question is whether romantic kissing before marriage should be regarded as a sin.