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Sex, Dating, and Relationships : A Fresh Approach
This is one of those areas where contemporary Christians so often do very poorly and this is exactly why there have been so many recent books on dating, courtship, purity and all the rest.
Christians are failing and desperately looking for a better way. It has been some time since I have read a book on dating and relationships, probably because it has been some time since the subject has seemed urgent to me.
But recently a local pastor told me that as he pastors young adults toward marriage, he has been helped by Sex, Dating, and Relationships by Gerald Hiestand and Jay Thomas.
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I decided to check it out and I am glad I did so. You are not boyfriend and girlfriend, but friends, and you spend time together i. Thus, the main goal of a dating friendship is to explore the viability of marriage while preserving the guidelines of sexual and romantic purity required by the neighbor relationship.
Integral to the argument is an understanding of how the Bible guides and restricts sexual activity.
God gives us clear sexual boundaries to guide marriage relationships sex is requiredneighbor relationships sex is forbidden and family relationships sex is forbidden. The authors want dating couples to understand that until they are married, their relationship to the person they are pursuing is a neighbor relationship in which any sexual activity or even the awakening of sexual desire is inappropriate. And our responsibility as image bearers is to obey his commands.
And he owns the image, meaning he gets to tell us how he wants us to image him. This foundation profoundly shapes the way we talk about sex and purity with today's young people. From there they talk about why the "how far?
Perhaps the most helpful thing they do is define biblically what those relationships are to be. Only one of those relationships is permitted and even commanded to engage in sexual activity--the marriage relationship.
The question "how far is too far? They provide some really helpful comments on the actual lack of commitment that comes with dating relationships, calling it a "mirage".Esther Perel on Sexual Desire and Successful Relationships - with Lewis Howes
While marriage is a covenant that should guarantee commitment, dating is not, and the other party is allowed to leave at any time with no real consequences, essentially exposing the real dangers inherent in a dating relationship. I found these distinctions extremely helpful in thinking through how I teach these things to my students. They propose a new category of relationships for singles called "dating friendships".
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These relationships are designed to be intentional in the same way others have talked about biblical dating, but the only difference is that the relationships also includes a level of romantic purity designed to protect both parties from becoming too emotionally attached too soon.
They take their cues from the relationship between Christ and the Church. He only has one Bride, one relationship, and one love, and that is his Church.
Focusing on getting to know one another serves one purpose: If so, the man proposes and the couple gets married. Our modern dating culture assumes that romance and dating and sometimes sexual activity is necessary for finding a spouse. But the authors present a very clear, albeit counter-cultural, approach that could save a lot of young people from unnecessary heartache. And I would imagine it would expedite a lot of weddings, too.