The devout Christian should ask if lust is in the heart when kissing. Dating helps two people sort out what it would be like to be together, to be in a friendship. Get together—one on one. Hand-holding according to year-old Sarah K. Mutual affection between loving partners is not considered sinful by most Christian denominations. But I think Christian dating relationship should have a focus. So to you who wrote in with this question — I just have to take a minute and say:
It seems to me to be just as dangerously Gnostic and Dualistic to privilege the mind and soul to the deprivation of the body as it is to privilege the mind and soul to the satisfaction of the flesh.
A Touchy Subject: Hand-holding, Hugging, Kissing and More...
The great thing about changing expectations is that it lowers the pressure on grabbing dinner together and figuring out if the two of you even like talking to one another! According to Cheryl: It is all in the mind and having self-control. I believe 1 Corinthians 7 supports this option. Start a good chain of living right today. God is a God of second chances.