Dating before marriage length
Plus, being an island out their in the largely not-devoutly-faithful world can cause problems of it own…it can dilute your faith.Advantages Examples: Most couples who wait-until-marriage and then get into a long-term relationship in their early-to-mid 20’s end up falling into this category out of shear desire for physical intimacy.They don’t have a choice but to be driven and faithful, because their whole young life is just them and God. This approach allows you to date, have steady boyfriends/girlfriends, and express your affection for them in sweet but safe (and Christian) ways.Anything beyond holding hands/kissing is going to be too tempting and violate your pact to be abstinent.God has somebody perfect in mind for you, and you will recognize that person when you meet them.Until God brings you that person, you’re not going to date at all.Creativity is encouraged to keep things fun and interesting over a long-term relationship without crossing the line (having sex).You can be waiting till marriage and still be sexual. This allows you to experience relatively full romantic relationships (complete with a decent amount of physical intimacy) while still saving that one big thing for the love of your life to share only with each other.
Because some level of sexual activity is on the table, it opens them up to relationships with people who aren’t waiting till marriage but are willing to wait for them (since they still get sexual release it’s not as hard to exclude that one thing). Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too, but sometimes that’s conflicting.
I guess by you’re 20’s you’ve usually secured the willpower to not cross the line.