Intimacy christian dating

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More powerful than a kiss, more seductive than an embrace, there is something that happens when two people connect emotionally.Something that has the capacity to outweigh even the physical. I’m sure it’s no surprise to hear that I get asked this question all the time from well-meaning young adults, looking to set up some boundaries in their relationships.But why is it that when we answer this question, we tend to fixate on the physical? For those dating, it can be exhilarating—actual, real-live, skin-to-skin contact with someone of the opposite sex.And while it isn’t sexual union, it can definitely be sexy.Anything that can be considered foreplay should be avoided until marriage.If there is any doubt whatsoever whether an activity is right for an unmarried couple, it should be avoided (Romans ).

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Yet, to dismiss emotional intimacy as cuddly nonsense is to do it a disservice, especially as it can create the kind of closeness that is vital for a happy relationship. Essentially, it is the non-physical connection between two people that allows them to let their guards down and be their real selves around one another without fear of rejection.A sort of “emotional sex” that can be just as harmful and heartbreaking, when it moves too deep, too fast. She decided not to “date around” but instead wanted to wait until she felt that dating would definitely lead to marriage.As wise as that decision may have been at the time- when she finally did start dating Brian in her late twenties- she went too deep, too fast.By essence, foreplay is designed to get one ready for sex.Logically then, foreplay should be restricted to married couples.

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