The issue of love and dating has been far stretched over the years so much so that the original intention is swiftly waxing cold. To love someone is to love the person’s entirety both the flaws and perfection. It is a choice to constantly adore a person knowing fully well that you would still see better people in life. Self-control seeps in when the commitment to stick to one person arises.
When you have made the decision to take that step with someone, a lot of things come to mind. You remember your promise to God to keep your relationship holy, your promise to respect boundaries and love unconditionally but then when you finally get into that boat with the person you love, you notice there are pressures pushing you off your limits and way past your boundaries. What would keep you going then is the grace of God, hence the topic of this article comes into play.
Many times, people ask how far they can go while dating. God’s intention for awakening love in the lives of his children has always been for keeping sacred activities like sex till marriage. Unfortunately, sex has been so normalized in this present world, that it’s now a criterion for the survival of many relationships. The urge to have sex is normal, especially as adolescents. It only means we are normal should such feelings arise; taming the body controls the outburst of sexual emotions that will flow through us.
As Christians and youths, it is important not to allow the desires of the body to surpass our control. We can do this by first making a firm resolution not to do so, watch movies that don’t stir up the lustful sides of us, engage in other fun and conversational activities because there’s more to dating than just sex and also pray for the grace of God to keep the relationship going.