I was doing a radio show one day when a young woman called in and said she didn’t know what to do with her boyfriend. But that didn’t stop me from seeking affirmation and significance from guys.When I asked what she meant, she said that she was struggling with whether to break up or to keep going, get more serious, and move toward marriage. I truly believed that one day I was going to meet my Prince Charming and we would live happily ever after. God doesn’t just let us sin and just get away with it, right. I think it’s helpful to go to 1 Timothy and to just see Paul’s breakdown there of “treat younger women as sisters, older women as mothers in absolute purity”.
Accumulate all sorts of baggage and then have to deal with that in marriage and many couples will attest that they now regret what they did before they were married because the consequences do add up.Then you started hearing people talk about dortship, which was some weird dating, courting hybrid and it just became really, really difficult. Allow people the freedom to get to know one another in casual settings, and then progress from there into a dating relationship and from there to marriage.Honestly, I don’t think it needs to be that difficult. How can a Christian couple keep themselves pure while dating?It’s God’s good desire that that sexual desire grows throughout your relationship leading to marriage.In fact, it’s more concerning if there is no sexual desire than if there is.And of course, you would never commit any kind of sexual deed with a mother or sister. So, use that basis, find other things in scripture that just lay down the challenge.