Remaining pure while dating
So, sexual desire is a big deal to us, because it was first a big deal to God.
When I asked my peers to share their stories, few were virgins with no sexual history, and even fewer wanted to talk about it. Recounting my own sin made me feel like the chief of hypocrites.So where does this leave all of those who have already messed up?For couples who have slept together or have other regrets, it's important to know that you can always put your relationship on the right path.You need a game plan: a set of ideas, attitudes and actions that will help you glorify God and safeguard your relationship from premarital sex. Genesis tells us that He made humans both male and female in His own image.He blessed them, and one of the first commands He gave them was to "be fruitful and multiply" (Genesis -28)."On a few occasions, we were together and I felt temptation, I would run out of the room, and once, I ran out of the apartment," he says.
Obviously, much of abstinence is about each person having self-control.
We're a generation that's almost marked by a lack of self-discipline.
We spend too much, we eat too much and it seems as though our sexual appetites have no limits.
Yet, at the same time, I knew couples who did it right.
They met, fell in love, dated and waited until they were married to have sex.
Truth is, even in marriage, you have to rein in your sexual desire and allow it to be fulfilled with your spouse in a loving consensual encounter.