We all know what we’re talking about here, and these are not the things I mean to address in this column.
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.
If he takes your hand, you take his arm and put your head on his shoulder.
If he puts his arm around you, you give him a smile and snuggle up with a peck on the cheek.
Even there, however, God is clear that sex is “Do not arouse or awaken love before it so desires.” (Song of Songs 2:7).If he kisses your forehead, you put your face close and pucker – but wait for him to initiate the lip lock.Just try to remember the way those adoring geeks with braces looked at you in high school and how nauseous it made you feel. PART 4: Navigating the Early Stages of a Relationship » Quite a few Boundless readers asked questions or made comments about my statement in “Biblical Dating: How It’s Different From Modern Dating” that “biblical dating assumes outside of marriage that Scripture explicitly prohibits?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.