Teen christian dating and kissing
As a good initial principle here, we should affirm that sex itself (and sexual activity in general) is not inherently negative or sinful.On the contrary, in the proper context, it is a kind and good gift of God.
Whatever you did, did that interaction reflect of sexual immorality in what you did (Ephesians 5:3-5)?
It might have been last night or last week or last year or back in high school or college.
Would you describe whatever you did as “holy and honorable,” or was it done to satisfy the “passionate lust” of you or your partner or both (1 Thessalonians 4:4-5)?
I am obviously not saying that hugs and kisses of affection or greeting to relatives and the like are out of bounds. In some cultures, kisses of greeting — between members of the same sex or of the opposite sex — as well as hand-holding and other forms of physical expression during normal, non-romantic social intercourse, are more common. You might even be able to talk me into the notion that , “non-leaning-in” hugs of greeting, sympathy, etc.
between men and women who are not romantically involved are OK.We all know what we’re talking about here, and these are not the things I mean to address in this column.