Every relationship can benefit from the wisdom of people who aren't caught up in the romance and emotions of dating. The answers to those questions will help you figure out if and when you want to kiss. Early on my girlfriend and I decided we'd hold off on kissing. You're also showing a lot of wisdom by asking someone else about when to change those boundaries.For Lindsey, her behavior was not simply a result of her conforming to the sexual values of her non-Christian peers.Instead, she had friends from church with similar sexual ethics and even dated and became sexually involved with a man who was serving at the same church that she was."We all went to the church. We said we loved the Lord but we ignored the scriptures that said that fornication is a sin," said Lindsey.A majority of single Christians are rejecting biblical doctrine by choosing to have sex before they are married.
Battling against the "purity culture"Emily Maynard, 28, a writer from Portland, Ore., has witnessed many of her friends rejecting abstinence, in what she interprets as them pushing back against the "purity culture," or the conservative sexual and dating norms with which they were raised."It's a family, church and social system that favors the idea of courtship.
Talk with your youth leader or one of your parents. So keep it going by making smart, prayerful decisions that help your relationship grow in positive ways.
Most devout Christians believe that the Bible discourages sex before marriage, but what about other forms of physical affection before marriage?
Lindsey eventually cut off all people that had been a part of that lifestyle.
Several years ago she got married and moved to Atlanta, where, now 31, she is the founder and CEO of Pinky Promise, an organization that encourages single and married women to "rise above cultural pressures and to "stay determined to live for Christ regardless of their circumstances."Only 11 percent of Christians are waiting until marriage before having sex While Christians may see Lindsey's premarital sexual behavior as typical for that outside their faith, a new Christian Mingle study suggests that it is increasingly commonplace for Christians to sleep together outside of a marital context.