When you fall in love, it's natural to want to express your love in physical ways. But you also know God wants you to remain sexually pure—in both your actions and your thoughts. Sometimes it's a tough balance, but showing love for another while remaining pure is possible. Here are some suggestions:. Rather than making the innocent expressions a mere prelude to the "heavier stuff," make the most of them. Let holding hands mean something.
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First of all, remember that if you plant purity today, you will reap a rich harvest, free from shame and guilt. You can enjoy fun, positive friendships with people of the opposite sex and be involved in all sorts of activities without coupling up with one person. If you do choose to date, the following guidelines can help you maintain a walk with God and guard your purity. But the person you marry will be someone you dated. But do expect character and godliness.
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We live in a sex-crazed culture where sexual temptation is everyone's battle! How can you learn to say "no" to sexual temptation? How can you gain and maintain sexual purity?
How do you teach the value of purity in a culture that applauds immodesty? FamilyLife President Dennis Rainey and his wife, Barbara, praise the benefits of a Passport2Purity weekend getaway as a way to instruct a son or daughter on the value of purity before marriage. Hear a young couple, Tim and Anna Dietrich, tell their love story and explain their choice to remain pure before marriage.