” The vision of marriage we see in God’s word — the beautiful, radical display of God’s infinite, persevering love for sinners — makes it worth it to date, and date well.
The world’s approach can provide fun and sex and children and eventually even some level of commitment, but it cannot lead to the life-giving Jesus after whom our marriages are to take their cues.
A dictionary definition of intimacy talks about close friendship, deep emotional connection, and sexual involvement.
To be intimate with someone is to be close to him or her, to reveal private information, to feel linked together.
Many Christians advocate for teaching teens and young adults abstinence.
They are right in doing so because the Bible teaches sexual relations between a man and a woman are reserved for marriage.
Don’t sit around waiting for a boy to make you a priority, communicate his intentions, or even call you on the phone. And this God created and rules his world, including men, women, the biological compulsions that bind them together, and the institution that declares their union and keeps it sacred and safe.
Sadly, my immature and unhealthy desires predictably did much more harm than good. Maybe dating has been hard for you, too, for these reasons or others. It’s enough to leave you like an 8-year-old, asking, “Mom, where do weddings come from?Those who ask this question are usually looking for guidelines regarding physical boundaries in dating.However, intimacy is a much broader issue than physicality.I think the best way to illustrate the cruelty of so-called “Christian dating” is with a story.Jonathan was a young Christian man raised in a conservative Baptist Church.