Physical intimacy in dating
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Eventually on one date she reaches out to hold his hand to let him know that it is now ok.
Every beep of her phone was a thrill – “how will he tell me he loves me next? With each date she went on with him she was more impressed with his character and godliness more than ever.
“He knows the Bible so well and loves the Lord – this is a man who could lead me, this is a man who could be my husband and the father of my children.
This is a man whom I would be proud to serve as his help meet.” – This is what she thought.
These things feel wonderful to Jonathan – but he longs for so much more with her.
Now let’s return to the beginning of Jonathan and Sarah’s relationship and look at it from Sarah’s perspective. As they continued to date she was fantasying about how big their wedding would be and what her dress might look like.
He wonders how soon he should propose knowing it will be some time before they can marry.
One day he decides to “take the plunge” and even though it will still be roughly two years before he graduates and gets his first ministry job – he is going to pledge his undying love and devotion to her and the fact that he wants to marry Sarah when the time is right in a little over two years.
Sarah told Jonathan that she would love to go out with him but he must agree to some things first.
She told him “I believe that sex is reserved for marriage, and that includes all sexual touching.
But the majority of abstinence training only teaches half of the abstinence God calls for when it comes to intimate relationships between men and women.
This “half measure” abstinence that is taught in most Churches today has lead to modern practices in Christian dating that encourage emotional cruelty toward men.
Finally after several weeks of dating she felt it was time to “let herself go” and hold his hand for the very first time.