We should date for fun, friendship, personality development and selection of a mate, not to be popular or for security.Don't allow peer pressure to force you into dating situations that are not appropriate.Kissing and cuddling while in a Christian dating relationship, Pastor Jim shares his thoughts about physical contact while dating. Aside: We have more than a few testimonials (including Carolyn and Marty – “Our first kiss was at the altar” – and Veronique and Thomas – “And, yes, that [wedding] day we exchanged our very first kiss on the lips”) of couples who waited until their wedding day to have their first kiss. Today I received an email asking whether or not kissing and cuddling are considered a sin. Give this advice piece a read and let us know your thoughts in the comments below! Several years ago, my husband and I made a commitment to read the Bible and pray together in the morning.It took us 2.5 years to get through the entire Bible, but it was a tremendous marriage-building experience.A kiss may be seen as a caring gesture and not have a sexual connotation to one, while the other person may be stimulated into sexual thoughts and response just by thinking about it.
We need your strength daily, Lord, as we live together with the goal of following, serving, and honoring you.
In most states with a traditionally majority Christian population, civil laws recognize marriage as having social and political statuses.
Christian theology affirms the secular status of marriage, but additionally views it from a moral and religious perspective that transcends all social interests.
" By reason of their state in life and of their order, [Christian spouses] have their own special gifts in the People of God."This grace proper to the sacrament of Matrimony is intended to perfect the couple's love and to strengthen their indissoluble unity.
By this grace they "help one another to attain holiness in their married life and in welcoming and educating their children." Christ is the source of this grace.