Watch Now:. What if my girlfriend or boyfriend sleeps on a separate bed when they sleep over? Is that okay? So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. This is really dangerous territory for a lot of reasons. Rather than putting ourselves in a tempting position, Scripture tells us to flee temptations, not put ourselves in the path of them and then will ourselves not to succumb.
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Relationship Q&A: Physical Boundaries | Christ Chapel Bible Church
Tired of Typos? Get Help Now! But then and now , being chaste was easier said than done. Good intentions give way to physical desires. What about other virtuous behavior though—including beauty, cleanliness, and honesty? Is it just as hard to be virtuous in these ways, too?
How to Pursue Sexual Purity in a Long-Distance Relationship
Well — yes and no. After months of missing each other, desires and emotions can be magnified, and self-control will be put to the test. In the emotional context of long-distance dating, well-established and well-kept boundaries are powerful weapons against sin. Boundaries are limits you set in place to protect both of you from entering areas of weakness. Our need for limits reminds us we are not God, and our struggle to follow them leads us to depend on His power and mercy.
Sexual purity is a battle throughout adulthood. It simply takes a different study in marriage. Single or married, yielding your boundaries under the lordship of Christ will always be a battle. Why is this godly for you to know as a single?