Sex dating and relationships a fresh approach
Of course, the church doesn’t endorse the new sexual ethic.And the fact that you have this book in your hands likely means that you don’t endorse it either. Perhaps even more importantly, who should draw them?In particular Harris’s no kissing policy has often come under fire.Does the Bible really teach no kissing before marriage?Unlike most books on dating, this one cuts straight to the heart of dating relationships, asserting with confidence that the line must be drawn at “no sexual activity” whatever.Few have dared to define and apply the Bible’s understanding of purity in premarital relationships to this degree, but Heistand and Thomas have done it.
We will not be looking to set up mechanisms for self-control as though self-control were an end to itself.
We have intentionally limited ourselves to the simple aim of clarifying and applying the Bible’s teaching on sexual purity.
We touch upon these other topics only as they relate to this central aim.
Furthermore, both authors are vocational pastors who communicate regularly with the target audience and have a proven ability to express biblical truth in a winsome and compelling manner. –16) The church is in a bit of a mess when it comes to sexual ethics, and Christian singles are bearing the brunt of it. The culture, so prevalent on the college campus (and now even in our high schools and middle schools) represents a sea change in sexual mores from even twenty years ago.
No doubt things could be worse (just read 1 Corinthians ). Sex has become casual, devoid of intimacy; it no longer requires even a pretense of ongoing commitment.