How far is too far in a dating relationship
Whenever I write about boundaries in dating, the same question inevitably arises: “But how far is ‘too far’?
” Setting physical boundaries in your relationship is necessary if you want to honor God. But just because God gives us desires does not mean we get to fulfill them whenever we choose.
He says, "If you remain abstinent until marriage, you're sexually pure." But then he says, "I think petting's all right.
If you have genuine feelings for a person, if you love them, and if you are truly close to them, then what you're doing is OK." Like Tim, many high school students —including a lot of Christians—are committed to sexual abstinence.
"Actually, I think foreplay makes you stronger," says Jenny, 17.
"If you can last through foreplay, and not go all the way with it, you have a lot of self-control, and that's a good thing.
But for other couples, temptation presents itself in other forms. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Your purity is important to God because it is how you remain in His will! He sacrificed everything to make you righteous before God—and now you have the chance to live up to that identity. Let me ask you this: Will it help you honor God in your relationship?
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?
The judge replied with the following: So the question is, "How far is too far?
This man could have taken the high road and discussed his personal situation (after all, that's what a blog is for) with diplomacy, tact, and empathy, and still provided a valuable forum for people who needed it.
Instead, he also spewed posts full of vitriol, allowed his current partner to post the same kind of diatribes against his ex, and resorted to middle-school level name-calling.
I don't think divorce is something that exclusively hurts women, by any means.
Divorce is bad for everyone involved, but I personally believe it's worst for the children. There's a father out there who wrote a blog about his difficult divorce and custody battle. The blog became a forum for people to discuss their own battles, and the effects of the fallout on their lives and the lives of their families. What is not good (in my opinion) is the way this guy went about it.
Foreplay is OK for a Christian." There are many other Christian students, however, who believe sexual purity is about a whole lot more than just staying a virgin.