Is kissing okay in christian dating
The argument becomes clearer when we look at some of what the Bible has to say about 1) sex, 2) our relationships with other believers and 3) sexual immorality itself.As a good initial principle here, we should affirm that sex itself (and sexual activity in general) is not inherently negative or sinful.If you have any doubts about God’s intention to give us sex as a wonderful, pleasurable gift, Song of Songs should put them to rest.
Early on my girlfriend and I decided we'd hold off on kissing. You're also showing a lot of wisdom by asking someone else about when to change those boundaries.
We need to address the whole spectrum (“just kissing” included). First, the fact that “romantically oriented” is in italics above is important.
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.
I think you and your girlfriend have shown tremendous wisdom and maturity here.
People reading this might think you're making way too big a deal out of kissing. If you decide to start kissing, I want you to carefully think through what your new boundary will be.
And we don't really know what we're waiting for now. In fact, not kissing is like a wall between us we haven't climbed. Few couples do that and that's why they end up doing all kinds of sexual stuff they never intended to do.