Setting physical boundaries in dating relationships
Here are the questions I hope to answer in this page: Recently the concept of purity has received a lot of attention.Purity rings, pledges, and even dances and balls have been designed to exalt the virtue in the minds of youth. Which physical boundary is the one we should avoid?Knowing the “what” or the “how to” of anything can be pretty worthless without the frequent reminder of the all important WHY.Going through the motions of something because you faintly remember learning it was the right thing to do, will eventually leave you feeling frustrated and tired of not being “authentic” (doing what you’d really rather do).Unless you have really good reasons to motivate you, maintaining physical boundaries in your courtship will crumble like the walls of Jericho when you really like someone and have become emotionally close to them.I’ve known the most conservative, Bible believing, sincere, godly people get pregnant before marriage because the temptation to be physically intimate overpowered them.When it comes to physical boundaries in courtship, we will become just like the Pharisees if we don’t understand the message Jesus tried to teach them in Mark 7.
But we can’t measure a person’s spirituality on the basis of a set of rules designed to govern behavior. The problem is we are more concerned on whether our behavior conforms to a certain code of conduct than we are the issues of our heart.You can also set boundaries when it comes to seeing your friends (e.g., your S.O should not crash girls’ night or your office happy hour).Because let’s be honest, if chatting it up with your friends about your latest sexual endeavor or a bad trip to see your in-laws are going to make your partner upset, then you need to know.This rule has to work both ways in order to be effective.