Healthy boundaries christian dating

Because I didn’t have clear boundaries, my girlfriend and I hung out in ways that caused our physical attraction for each other to heat up way too quickly.

When we broke up after just dating for six weeks I recognized it was God’s grace that things didn’t work out for us, because if our relationship had kept together much longer I would have lost my will power to hold back and would have crossed my boundaries…

When I first dated in high school I didn’t really have any clear boundaries aside from wanting to wait until marriage for sex and also sensing that there shouldn’t be inappropriate touching.

I knew the Bible said that sex was for marriage, but everything else was a bit gray.

In romantic relationships, the goal is to communicate in a loving, giving manner—to be affectionate.

Scripture doesn’t just tell us not to ‘approach’ the line, but to turn and flee from it.

We are all called to pursue holiness and purity in our personal lives – and so if ‘how far can I go?

’ is a question you regularly ponder, I would challenge you to examine your motives.

If you hope to develop healthy physical relationships, read on.

Since every physical act sends a message—even a punch speaks volumes—we must consider what our actions will “say” before we act.