Physical boundaries for christian dating
I know how you feel because I’ve been there and I’ve counseled other couples going through these feelings and thoughts too. Remember that David was a man after God’s own heart, Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived, and Samson was the strongest man who ever lived and they all of struggled with sexual temptations. When the heart is filled to the brim with all the measure of Christ, we can walk into the very depths of sin without any contamination God sends us there.
With humility and a prayer for grace, I recommend setting some physical boundaries as safeguards to help you maintain purity in your courtship. If we go for curiosity or personal desire it would be impure because it would be an outworking of self rather than a leading of the Holy Spirit.
Setting good boundaries in dating will rest on recognizing and even appreciating God’s one massive boundary. Any man who is not your husband is not your husband.
“Each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband” (1 Corinthians 7:2).
Rehearse in advance the devastating consequences of immorality.
It can cut like a knife through the fogs of rationalization.
None of these responses are very helpful, so you and your boyfriend/girlfriend keep having discussions about it and keep crossing your physical boundaries.
So when the day of temptation comes in your courtship, there is no contamination unless there is something in the heart that responds. Can you say, “I can walk the pathways of life surrounded by evil, temptations and all the rest.
The prince of this world is coming but he has no hold on me?
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