Setting boundaries in a christian dating relationship
After we had messed up, I told him that we needed to set boundaries. In the book of Solomon, Solomon’s wife describes their relationship, “His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me! It is never too late to have a talk about boundaries or change your boundaries. If you are walking with God, living by the power of the Holy Spirit, and working through all the questions above, I believe you will know if you and your boyfriend can hug and cuddle and to what extent.We could have avoided this confusion if we would have set boundaries day one. In high school, I could have made out with a stranger and not felt guilty. I know he loved God, but I don’t think his desire to pursue purity was as big as my desire. I tried to give him opportunities to set boundaries. I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles of the field, that you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases.” (Solomon 2:6-7). If the Holy Spirit is convicting you about something, you have to listen. Remember, pleasing God is way more important that pleasing your flesh.Today I’m answering questions that are often asked anonymously. I’ll discuss how far is too far, setting boundaries, cuddling, forgiveness, and sex.If you have any other questions about Biblical dating that were not discussed, ask them below in the comment section. I hope you are enjoying this series and learning a lot about dating. xoxo Joy “If faith is about an intimate connection with God, then the idea is not to see how close to the line you can get but rather to see how close you can get to God.” Thus, we shouldn’t be asking how far is too far, but rather should ask how can we become more like God.
As Christians we feel a constant pull to do what other people want, yet in giving in to them we give up something else.
Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? This may sound harsh, but sexual sin is a serious issue.
God doesn’t want you to see how close to the line you can get. The man needs to bring this up and the earlier the better.
Finally, (and most importantly) ask yourself: Does this honor God? God cares about your purity and wants you to flee from temptations. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? The Bible tells us to not have sex until your wedding night.