Christian dating guidelines kissing

So the idea of avoiding all physical contact while dating is more of a preventative measure so that the couple isn't tempted to have sex before they're married.(See 1 Corinthians 6:9, 13 and 2 Timothy .) If, somehow, a couple was able to maintain their physical purity while dating and still occasionally kiss, then I personally don't believe God would have a problem with that—especially if their intention was to get married soon.As Christians, our efforts should NOT be toward pursuing physical pleasure, but we should rather chase after godliness and all the other traits of a believer.

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Christian dating guidelines kissing

If, however, they found that their kissing was beginning to cause a desire for further physical intimacy, then they should stop and abstain from physical closeness until they can be married.

The apostle Paul says that it is "better to marry than to burn with passion" (1 Corinthians 7:9).

If you're already in deep in a dating relationship and you think maybe you've gone too far or already had sex, please do NOT beat yourself up with guilt.

If you feel convicted that you have made a mistake, that's good, and it's not too late to stop and start over again. With God's help, you CAN control yourself in the future.

What this whole physical taboo thing really comes down to is avoiding temptation.

Last modified 21-Aug-2016 09:53