Emotional purity in dating
Yet our strivings for purity should not leave us in bondage to guilt and discouragement.Forming an emotional connection is a normal and necessary part of any relationship, especially a courtship.But do we need to swing completely to the other side and condemn any kind of emotional connection? Each couple needs to evaluate their own relationship and decide if it’s bringing glory to God and putting the other person’s needs before their own.
‘Everything is permissible’—but not everything is constructive.” (1 Corinthians )Purity in a romantic relationship is a very beautiful thing.
In the past months, as I’ve talked with different single sisters in Christ, the conversations have made me wonder about certain concepts that are being communicated to Christian young people.
Concepts of what is the “best” and most Christ-honoring way to go about relationships.
The church teaches us the importance of physical purity; but it teaches little about emotional purity.
Christian singles often wear their hearts on their sleeves, which can lead to intense, emotionally intimate, male-female "friendships" with no commitment to pursuing marriage.
Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken.