That rule, trying to grow facial hair, and being prematurely overconfident about my ability to actually convince girls to come to my room are the only things I remember about my freshman year of college. “We were just trying be faithful to our boundaries” isn’t going to ease the awkwardness.
I got a “Values Violation” for having my door propped open only 4.5 inches while studying with a female Spanish tutor that I wasn’t the least bit attracted to.
But your roommate’s little sister who just learned how to read probably shouldn’t be asking you, “What are boobs? What do you think about physical boundaries in Christian dating relationships?
Kissing and cuddling while in a Christian dating relationship, Pastor Jim shares his thoughts about physical contact while dating. Aside: We have more than a few testimonials (including Carolyn and Marty – “Our first kiss was at the altar” – and Veronique and Thomas – “And, yes, that [wedding] day we exchanged our very first kiss on the lips”) of couples who waited until their wedding day to have their first kiss. Today I received an email asking whether or not kissing and cuddling are considered a sin.
It is Christian and non-Christian alike that are in this group.
I am not about laying a guilt trip but in openly sharing the truth to save unnecessary heartache and bodily harm.
When Teresa and I first started dating and were deciding whether or not to be “hands off,” we asked our Dad’s about what they thought. However, I was looking for more definitive answers. Is it okay to have physical touch with your girlfriend? There is a lot of teaching out there that promotes hands-off courtship. As I’ve listened to conversations about physical touch, I’ve discovered several misconceptions we have about it when it comes to courtship. And we have to be real about that in order to truly understand its place in courtship. Obsessive touch when dating is often because of something unhealthy in the relationship.
I think Teresa’s Dad requested that I honor her wishes, which was perfectly appropriate. (Check out James ) And it’s possible to touch someone without having lust in your heart. When it comes to romantic relationships and physical touch, it is never fully satisfied until sexual intercourse.When is it okay and when is it something that becomes unhealthy?Define what it means The first place to begin in considering this type of interaction is with the couple involved.Each of them needs to define what it means to them.A kiss may be seen as a caring gesture and not have a sexual connotation to one, while the other person may be stimulated into sexual thoughts and response just by thinking about it.There is much to be said for holding hands and allowing other forms of physical interaction to wait.