Sex Dating And Relationships Book
von 2p!zza · 15.07.2017
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 required , neighbor 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. What is conspicuously absent from the Bible is a category that falls between neighbor and spouse.
Yet this is where so much of our relationship confusion comes from—an invented category that is more than one but less than the other and lacking any clear biblical guidelines. But this is not true. Not only is sex a divinely appointed image of the gospel, but also man himself is an image of God. We are walking sermon illustrations, if you will. At a time where there is so much confusion about sex, dating and relationships, this book provides helpful, timely counsel.
I still recommend this book to people but with the caveat to take it with a grain of salt. Paperback Verified Purchase Though provoking, with an excellent option to handle modern day relationships. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase The moment I finished reading this book, I started reading it again. These Pastors have been used well by God to reveal radical, yet simple, truths.
My mind was changed, and I knew I would want to be able to share this wisdom with others, so I am happily rereading to be able to do so. So often we Christians are told to "guard our hearts". Whenever I heard that phrase in the past, I always thought of it as guarding my heart FROM something, not guarding it FOR something. That is exactly the kind of thinking this book causes.
Rather than focusing on the negatives of premarital sexual behavior and using fear of heartbreak to motivate readers to seek purity, they remind us about the importance and beauty of sex in God's design. So we are not told to guard our hearts for our protection, or even our benefit really, but to guard our hearts for God, because of God. Please read this book.