When you tell someone, “I'm really enjoying getting to know you, but I don’t want to get physical,” essentially one of two things will happen. When you don’t get physically involved, you’re more likely to know if what you’re feeling is the beginning of genuine love for the other person - the basis of an enduring relationship.
I’m guessing that few Christians will be willing to refrain from touch before marriage.
As an Orthodox Jew living in Jerusalem, it constantly strikes me that Judaism’s teachings are not just for Jews - at least they shouldn’t be.Judaism is wisdom for living; anyone struggling to figure out life can benefit from it.Dating and engaged couples should definitely have determined, specified physical limits; however, the bigger issue is the .If you are externally following “the rules,” but you are lusting after your girlfriend or boyfriend in your mind, your heart is not pure before God.You can still maintain more objectivity, filter out more undesirables, and be more likely to know if what you’re feeling is real love if you avoid sex before marriage. But beyond that, let me suggest the following: get physical, it will be more likely express the beginnings of a genuine spiritual bond, something that can last.
” Revisiting the question now years after marriage, there is something that is now quite obvious to me… You must decide before you go on the date what your limits will be. It’s too difficult to think when passion overtakes you. You can resist temptation if you put on the whole armor of God (Eph. ” I simply asked: “Could no touching before marriage actually .When people experience the bliss of romantic touch, they often can’t see clearly.But there are two ways in which you can still strongly benefit from the Jewish idea of "cherishing touch".