Dating as a teenage christian
Were you honest with the person about making a commitment to him or her before the Lord, or did you defraud or deceive that person in some way?
Was your for doing what you did to build that person up spiritually — to make that person "more holy" (Ephesians -29)?
In 1 Corinthians 7:3 and following, Paul says once we are married, our bodies literally belong to our spouse; he also instructs spouses to meet one another's sexual needs and to be together regularly so as to protect ourselves from falling into ungodly lust and extramarital sexual activity.
If you have any doubts about God's intention to give us sex as a wonderful, pleasurable gift, Song of Songs should put them to rest.
Before continuing with this article, please review the preamble included at the beginning of Scott's first article in this series, "Biblical Dating: How It's Different From Modern Dating." * * * PART 4: Navigating the Early Stages of a Relationship » Quite a few Boundless readers asked questions or made comments about my statement in "Biblical Dating: How It's Different From Modern Dating" that "biblical dating assumes outside of marriage that Scripture explicitly prohibits?
How can you say definitively that other things are wrong? Shouldn't our physical relationship "progress" as other aspects of our relationship deepen? I understand most physical stuff is wrong, but what about All good questions.
Do you believe that you and your partner "honor[ed] God with your bodies" in doing what you did (1 Corinthians )?
On the contrary, in the proper context, it is a kind and good gift of God.Michael Lawrence and other able Boundless authors have written before about the wonderful gift of sex, so I won't belabor the point except to repeat that the Scripture passages on sex, taken together, make very clear that God instituted sex for purposes of procreation, pleasure, intimacy, holiness and — ultimately — for His glory.God instituted sex within marriage as part of His design of the family (Genesis ).We are to do this in light of what God has done for us in Christ and in light of Christ's impending return. For God did not call us to be impure, but to lead a holy life.Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his holy spirit." Look closely at verse 6.