Dating no kiss
The argument becomes clearer when we look at some of what the Bible has to say about (1) sex, (2) our relationships with other believers and (3) sexual immorality itself.
As a good initial principle here, we should affirm that sex itself (and sexual activity in general) is not inherently negative or sinful.
He called two days later and we went out again tonight (two dates in two weeks). I am glad she was patient with me because we have been dating a year and a half now. He may not have gotten any super clear "go" signals from you to tell him it's okay, ie. I go for the cheek kiss when we first meet, it breaks the "first contact" ice :)But yeah he's probably just nervous and doesn't know how you'd react.
This date also ended with him saying he wanted to go out again. My advice would be to be patient with him and if you do really like him then you should go out with him again. light hand touching, minor physical contact thru closeness, etc. And many of us have been out of the dating loop for some time too so a clear signal may almost need to be lifting your shirt and pushing his head in between your tits. Just go for it yourself, put him at ease, and he will probably reciprocate!
We need to address the whole spectrum ("just kissing" included). First, the fact that "romantically oriented" is in italics above is important.
All of these topics will, Lord willing, be covered in future columns.
Last time I appeared on this site, I said that I would lay out my position on biblical dating and then turn it over to all of you to determine the rest of the column's topics by your questions. As many of you will know from the Boundless blog, The Line, the last piece generated many posts and comments, from the challenging to the supportive, the general to the specific.
In addition to what all of you saw on the blog, I have received dozens of questions and comments in e-mails, which I and the folks at Boundless have culled through to see what the most pressing questions seem to be.
God instituted sex within marriage as part of his design of the family (Gen. If you have any doubts about God's intention to give us sex as a wonderful, pleasurable gift, Song of Songs should put them to rest.
In Song of Songs, God has given us a holy and beautiful picture of a marital sexual relationship, and everyone seems to be having an excellent time.