Church, this issue shapes our young people, friends and family more than we could ever imagine. “Let’s just sit back and see what happens” might work in certain scenarios, but Christian dating isn’t one of them.
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.
I am obviously not saying that hugs and kisses of affection or greeting to relatives and the like are out of bounds. In some cultures, kisses of greeting — between members of the same sex or of the opposite sex — as well as hand-holding and other forms of physical expression during normal, non-romantic social intercourse, are more common. You might even be able to talk me into the notion that , "non-leaning-in" hugs of greeting, sympathy, etc.
between men and women who are not romantically involved are OK.
Following Christian principles can help you to create healthy relationships with friends and also partners.
We’ve put together our two favourite pieces of scripture that we believe can help you with your Christian dating journey.