Jesus wasn’t literally meaning we should cut off our hands.
I think His point was: Do whatever you have to do to be right with God, to live in a way that’s honoring Him.
It seemed like I was stuck in that cycle—until I met my husband, James. It was the beginning of the lifelong adventure of sex that we get to share with just each other And I am so thankful for that. I dated one truly wonderful guy—but he didn’t share my standards.
We weren’t perfect and didn’t have it all figured out, but I can tell you this: Our wedding night was the first time we saw each other naked, the first time we touched each other in…well, you know…and the first time we slept in the same bed. I don’t have all the answers, but I did learn seven things that really helped me and my husband set physical boundaries while dating. He said, “That’s fine; if you don’t want to do this and such, then we won’t”—and he meant it.
And then keep talking about it—keep the conversation going throughout your whole relationship. ” But then we realized—hey, we’re asking the wrong question!
Asking, “How far can I go before I get into trouble?
We spoke with one couple who hadn’t even kissed before their wedding day—and yes, they have a great sex life. )We spoke with one couple who had sex while dating, and they said that even though they married each other, the fact that they had sex while dating really hurt their marriage.These 10 dating rules could change your future for the better. It is time for Christians to start talking about dating. Church, this issue shapes our young people, friends and family more than we could ever imagine. "Let's just sit back and see what happens" might work in certain scenarios, but Christian dating isn't one of them.The trajectory of lives and eternities are in the balance."Careful, there, cowboy. Establishing principles for Christian dating could set men and women on a course toward Christ-centered marriages.They had to work through trust issues with each other, along with the guilt and shame from not following their convictions.Then we spoke with couples somewhere in the middle: We learned from each of the couples, took these ideas home, and started praying and talking about them. Here’s the thing about physical relationships: They build. So after you’ve held hands for a few weeks (or a few days), you naturally want to turn up the heat a little bit.