Are you currently in a dating relationship and your purity is hanging on for dear life, with too many close calls with your boyfriend/girlfriend every date night?Maybe you have managed to withhold from going “all the way,” but that “not so bad” stuff has become commonplace in your relationship?Have you ever thought to yourself, “Is sexual purity even possible? ” In today’s sex-crazed, , and “purity is lame” culture, I’m sure many of us have found ourselves in one of the scenarios described above. it is really hard for two young, hormone-filled people who are intensely attracted to each other to keep their hands off each other. In the five years we dated before getting married, pursuing purity in our relationship was definitely a real struggle and constant battle.
Once we got the revelation and agreed on the vision that “I show that I love and care about you more when I deny my flesh and chose to honor your body and the Lord” it took the physical pressure off the relationship.
First of all, remember that if you plant purity today, you will reap a rich harvest, free from shame and guilt. (And if you’re not a committed disciple, why aren’t you? (This assumes that you yourself are a growing Christian.) 4. When we judge people by their appearances, often we turn out to be dead wrong—and meanwhile we may have made foolish choices. Realize Christ is watching and is with you all evening—wherever you go and whatever you do. He is with you because He’s omnipresent, but as a believer He is with you in a very special way: you are His holy temple (1 Corinthians ). Realize where you go and who you go with will influence your sexual desires.
And, by the grace of God, you’ll look back on your life not with regret, but with joyful gratitude. Be smart, not stupid, and you’ll enjoy the best God has for you! Just because lots of other people date doesn’t mean you have to. ) Just because a person is a Christian doesn’t make him or her morally safe or a worthy partner. When we put ourselves in a godly atmosphere with godly people, we are influenced toward godliness.
We found a way to keep our hands off each other and honor God and each other with our bodies.
Talk about a freedom and holy intimacy that brought to our relationship.