For example, kissing is OK, but what about kissing that goes on so long that it starts becoming a make-out session?
The name of the game for people in this group is avoiding situations that will tempt them (e.g., being alone with their boyfriend/girlfriend in their room).
The other methods (No Dating, Holding Hands/Kissing Only) are admirable and you applaud those that can maintain them, but they’re not for you. Those who use the “everything but” method to wait until marriage are often islands, meaning that they can survive on their own apart from Christian communities.
Because some level of sexual activity is on the table, it opens them up to relationships with people who aren’t waiting till marriage but are willing to wait for them (since they still get sexual release it’s not as hard to exclude that one thing). Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too, but sometimes that’s conflicting.
Revelation : EXPLANATION: English translations of the original Bible text can become barriers to understanding the meaning of the Bible.
Translators commonly translate the underlined word in this and similar verses as "soon." The Greek word here is ταχύ (, pronoucnced TAKH oo).
I guess by you’re 20’s you’ve usually secured the willpower to not cross the line.
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God has somebody perfect in mind for you, and you will recognize that person when you meet them.
Until God brings you that person, you’re not going to date at all.
Plus, being an island out their in the largely not-devoutly-faithful world can cause problems of it own…it can dilute your faith.
Advantages Examples: Most couples who wait-until-marriage and then get into a long-term relationship in their early-to-mid 20’s end up falling into this category out of shear desire for physical intimacy.
At that moment, your opportunity to serve God will end. The sword of the end of the Age of Grace, Tribulation, and Judgment are coming upon your family, community, and nation.