Start Dating love marriage and sex in the church

Dating love marriage and sex in the church

There are some matters on which one cannot be dogmatic. But there are other matters on which one cannot but be firm. Most evangelical Christians in India, I fear, have soft-pedaled these issues for too long.

And yet what ignorance prevails about the real purpose of these gifts of God to mankind.

The world and the Devil are quick to teach them in their own way what the Church should have taught them first in a pure way.

Our job in the dating process is to seek out that one right individual.

Fortunately, the Bible gives us direction for this process of finding the specific mate that God has chosen for each of us.

To be faithful to God's Word, the Christian and the church must give due attention to this subject.

Secondly, you may be sure that I will forthrightly declare to you what is sin, and what is therefore forbidden, just as the Bible does. If God says that it is wrong, I may not fudge, or soften what He says.

In marriage, romantic/emotional and physical intimacy has several purposes: (1) to express love and pleasure between a husband and wife (Prov.-19, Song of Songs), (2) to become emotionally and physically united as husband and wife (Gen. Gen. indicates that Adam and Eve were married and were naked and felt no shame (no disgrace or humiliation).

The reason that they felt no shame was because they were "innocent." They had no sin in them, nor was their sin in the world.

Gen. "They shall become one flesh" refers not only to the physical union of two bodies, but the emotional intimacy that is part of that union as well. (Eph.-33) This was and has always been God's plan for romantic/emotional and sexual intimacy.

This sexual union is an intimate experience that is both emotional and physical. The "nakedness" of human beings was part of marriage and not to be exposed or viewed outside of the context of marriage after the fall.

When we discover that we're in a relationship with someone who isn't our one right partner, we should immediately end that relationship. The two partners in a marriage must love each other in the sense of maintaining a godly mental attitude toward each other which is free of any bitterness or ill will.