Boundaries for dating
The higher the hope was, the more the heart is going to hurt if that hope is deferred. ” The main point I make in that article is that all sexual experiences are reserved for marriage. So the Bible does not give us a list of sexual boundaries we are not to cross in Christian dating. When Christians abstain from sexual sin, I think the desire to connect through words is going to be even more intense.
Dating for a week and then breaking up will hurt but not nearly as bad as breaking up during the engagement period because your hope was so much bigger and closer to becoming reality. List your goals for each season of the Christian dating relationship and try to balance your emotions with logic. So to guard you heart, you need to make sure your levels of hope are appropriate for the season your Christian dating relationship is actually in. Boundaries Around Your Sexuality in Christian Dating Are a Must If this one is not on your list of Christian dating boundaries, something is wrong with you. Rather, again, it gives us two big categories we are to stay within: 1. But just like the rest of these categories, you must balance your commitment levels with the levels you are connecting at.
Dating, again, is precarious because you are more than friends but less than spouses and the status of your relationship can change at any moment because dating comes with limited commitment levels.
The more commitment there is, the more emotional connectivity there should be.
But I believe these words should not be spoken in a dating relationship.
One area to consider placing boundaries around is your emotions.
If you want to ride an emotional rollercoaster (not sure why you would), just start dating!
But you also don’t want to get too emotionally entangled with someone you might not marry, thus you still need to guard your heart since dating is not a commitment for a lifetime like marriage.
So again, the whole experience of dating as a Christian is unavoidably precarious because you are constantly in danger of erring on the “too conservative side” or the “too liberal side.” Don’t ask me what conservative boundaries or liberal boundaries in Christian dating would look like. If you asked one Christian guy to make two lists, one describing conservative values in dating and another list describing liberal boundaries in dating, and then you asked another guy to do the same thing, I have no idea what they would each include.