The Bible says in Ephesians 5:3, “But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity…because these are improper for God’s holy people.” Although the Bible does not specifically name activities, many pastors and Christian counselors strongly urge couples to not go beyond holding hands, hugging, and light kissing before marriage in order to avoid event a “hint” of sexual indiscretion.“My daughter was interested in this nice Christian boy, but he strung her along for a year and a half.The next one did too.” Or, “Jeremy acted like they were friends but she told me later that they were hooking up on the side.” With that kind of dismal dating culture at play, let’s consider the options: First, there’s “courting.” It’s the modern-day form of arranged marriages.Yes, I grew up in the era where the “purity culture” was being preached from the rooftops, but all in all, the focus was always on not having sex before marriage.Kissing wasn’t something that people really addressed.Some of the content portrays the show’s participants in at times “toe curling awkwardness” as they navigate through an over-sexed society.
I want mature christians to shed more light on this. I think kissing is a sin because it can lead to bed stuff but hugging is not. I will ask him when we see on his on view on kissing.rezzy: Im not a matured christian, im still growing.I don’t have first-hand knowledge, but thanks to reality TV, I believe it appears to involve asking the woman’s dad if she is available to date, and possibly not kissing until the actual wedding.Outside the courting circles, there is the less overt but just as prevalent “ideal spouse” dating.While my answer to this question will likely surprise you, let me first start off by saying that I’m thankful to see a question like this pop up in my submission box for this Q&A series, because it’s yet another reminder that there are some really good people out there, wanting nothing less than to honor God with their lives and relationships. So to you who wrote in with this question – I just have to take a minute and say: way to go.Way to go in thinking ahead, making plans, and setting boundaries in your relationship so that you can honor God and one another in the process.