Even if you think you have never has any symptoms of a STD.Infections like Chlamydia often have no external symptoms but can still be passed on.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!First it's just kissing, then it's fondling, then hands are making their way under clothes, and before you know it, everybody wants more more more. Yeah, it may be an old stereotype, but it's no secret that, as a teenager especially, it is often really hard to control ourselves physically.Matthew says that "the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Why is it that our bodies rebel against our minds when it comes to sexual purity?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.The topic is one that needs to be openly discussed and mutual acceptance of a definition that works for each of them.
But sex was created to be enjoyed only in the context of marriage between a husband and wife.I am reminded of my definition for sex: any activity that has as its intent or develops into a sexual stimulation is sex.It does not require physical contact or even presence. Let's talk about getting physical during dating relationships. Everybody has an opinion, from "don't even make eye contact" to "you can do anything but have sex." How is a Christian teen supposed to know what to do? First things first though, if your parents have said that you are not allowed to date, then you must obey their rules.Proverbs 1:8 says, "Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching..." Colossians says, "Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord." Are we cool on that? The old cliché that "one thing leads to another" is really true when it comes to physical intimacy.