Devotion on dating
Here are a few of my ponderings: When I was discouraged after a miserable athletic performance, my father would often put his arm around me.Walking through a dangerous area at night, I would feel his protecting hand on my shoulder. Walking behind me at the dinner table, my mom would do this “rubbing-of-my-head-until-my-hair-looked-like-I-just-woke-up” thing. I imagine tears are now beginning to form in the corners of your eyes.Here’s a good rule of thumb to start with: if the swimsuit covers it, don’t touch it unless you’re married. We’re told to treat women as sisters with absolute purity in 1 Timothy 5:2. Also, as much as you may like or love your girlfriend, until you’re married, there’s no telling whether or not she will end up being your spouse or someone else's.Additionally, think about the locations and times you should avoid spending together.
Sex is designed to be the pinnacle of intimacy and connection with our spouse.Arms that constantly surround your partner show protection and a degree of ownership of one another.That is perfectly natural if it is a serious, exclusive relationship but quite inappropriate if it’s not.When we don’t follow this design, we leave pieces of ourselves connected to all the other people with whom we have had sexual contact...whether in past relationships or with the naked individuals you have viewed online.So, having said that, what are some principles by which we can judge our physical contact using the measurement of the “Holy Kiss”?