Temptation in christian dating
Q: “My girlfriend and I are Christians but we are sexually active.
We know we are in the wrong and that God’s teaching tells us to be pure and wait till we are married.
Tim and Jess had only been married for eight months, but the honeymoon was most certainly over. As I unpacked some of the couple's history, I discovered he hadn't sabotaged them on their honeymoon, nor in the early months of figuring out married life.
The sweet conversations that once marked their relationship had been replaced with constant bickering. The Devil had begun his work before they'd even made it to the altar.
They’re not married, don’t know if they’ll ever get married, and are just enjoying each other’s bodies.
Most people who live together before they get married don’t get married and those who do have a higher divorce rate. You’ve already agreed that this is not the biblical pattern and thus is not a healthy pattern. What you’re demonstrating, by the fact that you say, “I want to do this but we always fall back into the same pattern again” is the strong bonding nature of sexual relationships. Sex was designed to be a deep bonding experience between a husband and wife.
I have your book but was wondering what would be the best way to get out of this cycle and get right with God?
” A: First of all, I’m thankful that this couple is concerned about it.
In hindsight, Tim and Jess admit their courtship was a big cover-up of deceit.
How do I stay pure with all of today’s modern pressures?
In reality, it boils down to two main concepts: Lead Us Not into Temptation Remember that line from the Our Father?
However, every time we try to stay pure we end up slipping up.
What makes matters worse is that I am currently four hours away at school and every time we see each after being apart a week or two (even when we have had full intentions of not being sexual) we end up falling into our old habits.God designed us as sexual beings, and He designed kissing to prepare our bodies for sex.