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.
That rule, trying to grow facial hair, and being prematurely overconfident about my ability to actually convince girls to come to my room are the only things I remember about my freshman year of college. “We were just trying be faithful to our boundaries” isn’t going to ease the awkwardness.
I got a “Values Violation” for having my door propped open only 4.5 inches while studying with a female Spanish tutor that I wasn’t the least bit attracted to.
Let me lay out what I view to be applicable biblical principles and passages on this topic.
I'll start by putting my position right on the line: kissing is OK.
The game changes when two people are romantically involved or "semi-involved" (a fascinating phrase I recently heard). Before you start throwing things at your computer, let's go to Scripture.
When it comes to intimacy, the million-dollar question is "How far is too far?
Tell your teen that God designed sex to be a process between husband and wife, and that when it is separated from this context it leads to frustration, separation, and pain.
Experts in the study of human sexuality have identified seven progressive stages of physical intimacy: 1) hand-holding; 2) arm around the waist; 3) kissing; 4) French kissing; 5) feeling out; 6) intimate foreplay; and 7) sexual intercourse.
That said, it's vital to add that there's a bigger issue at stake here than "how far is too far" - namely, the question of timing.
Sexuality is a powerful thing, and sexual intimacy is progressive in nature.
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