Sex dating and relationships a fresh approach
In either case, the legitimization of dating relationships as a distinct category of male-female relationship has introduced an enormous amount of subjectivity into Christian pre-marital relationships.
So I don’t recommend engaged couples, still months from their wedding, spending too much time thinking or talking about sexual intimacy, or even allowing their thoughts to wander in that direction for too long.
For instance, most Christian women won’t make out with just any guy; but they will make out with their boyfriend. In short, we can’t slap the label “dating” on a male/female relationship and then justify engaging in sexual activity that we would otherwise deem inappropriate between unmarried men and women.
So if “the bounds of the neighbor relationship are binding until marriage” (p.
By this definition, passionate kissing is clearly a sexual activity, and thus to be reserved for the marriage relationship.
I’ve heard a number of creative attempts to work around this logic, but none are very convincing.But it is wrong to anticipate the gift in such a way that it breeds impatience or disobedience.Three times in the Song of Songs unmarried individuals are told not “to arouse or awaken love until it so desires” (2:7, 3:5, 8:4).The Levitical sexual codes (Leviticus 18) clearly prohibit sexual relationships between blood relatives.