Quotes from boundaries in dating
We all know what we’re talking about here, and these are not the things I mean to address in this column.
I have never heard , single or married, defend their extramarital physical relationships from a position of looking back on them.
Keep in mind that the idea of holy, God-glorifying sexuality is by no means an impossible standard once you figure marriage into the equation.
I’ll start by putting my position right on the line: kissing is OK.
We need to address the whole spectrum (“just kissing” included). First, the fact that “romantically oriented” is in italics above is important.
In 1 Corinthians 7:3 and following, Paul says once we are married, our bodies literally belong to our spouse; he also instructs spouses to meet one another’s sexual needs and to be together regularly so as to protect ourselves from falling into ungodly lust and extramarital sexual activity.