The Bible is clear, although not always detailed, with what is permissible in regards to our actions within relationships.And we, in our amazing minds of creativity, reason and deduction can generate the most credible sounding explanations of why it is justifiable and sometimes even beneficial to take action with our immoral decisions.It’s another practical safeguard to help you treat the person you’re dating with the utmost respect and to do your part in helping to protect his or her purity. Anyway, you’re right in that the Bible is very clear that sex was created only for those who are married (Genesis ). even when there is no intercourse involved (1 Thessalonians ).
Maybe self-control isn’t a problem and lying with someone in bed doesn’t trigger further emotions, but it still sets a poor example to others who may struggle.
I understand the temptations we face with the media, social expectations and pressures and desires of the heart (and body), in regards to relationships.
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At that point, the temptation to take baby steps toward intercourse is great.
So why would you even want to put yourself into that type of situation?
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Once the body is thus revved up, it wants to dictate the pace, to press on to pursue the delights of heavy petting. Many wanted to know, did I really mean no physical intimacy?
I hope, though, that you will accept that I cannot be your conscience.
I know that the Bible only favors this in a marriage.