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.
Review your American history, beds in colonial America had previsions for bundling boards so there could be intimacy with out intercourse during courtship the, Amish still practice the costom.
Do an Internet search on (((Bundling) AND Colonial) AND America) No, and I want you to know why.
First it's just kissing, then it's fondling, then hands are making their way under clothes, and before you know it, everybody wants more more more. Yeah, it may be an old stereotype, but it's no secret that, as a teenager especially, it is often really hard to control ourselves physically.
Matthew says that "the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Why is it that our bodies rebel against our minds when it comes to sexual purity?
Christians who are courting before marriage, please be warned: kissing is like a master key that unlocks a strong door, once done, it's done, and your innocense is robbed. But if your standard is not expression of love whatsoever then that is your own principle, and not those of others.
If you are a christian contemplating marriage, do not settle in for a lustful compromise of patting, caressing, clandestining in bodily contact (or perhaps kissing). You know what it is Eloy it's is just that but then I get so tired of people okaying even the most sincere tiny winy bit of contact even suggest a relationship as long as parents are in the home and then my friends telling me several month later, Guess what? Some believe in no touching, no holdiung hands, and no kissing on the cheek, but others accept all of these and do so sacredly.
It creates a physical bond that clouds our judgment.
There's quite enough emotion in spending time with one who lights your fire, very meaningful and precious.
In a world such as we live in the best advice is keep it sacred and PUBLIC.
I think after walking a girl to her door and then kissing her closed mouth on the cheek when saying good night is okay, but then also not kissing is equally ok.
If you kiss a woman with the mindset "I won't be able to control myself", well, you probably won't be able to control yourself.