Unity views on dating and sex
In this chapter, we will consider a theological foundation for sex, some practical reflections on physical intimacy, and then suggestions for a biblical relationship between a man and a woman prior to marriage.
Mark Dever The first thing to say about sex and the single man is, there should be none!
We told each other our physical boundaries and the emotional connections to those choices. That doesn’t mean I knew everything about him; I knew his views on sex.
It was such a relief to have discussed something so vital; it brought us closer. Yet, that is a really important part of someone and it speaks volumes about who they are.
They “date around.” They engage in casual hook-ups.
This is an important question that even I tried to avoid answering. How are you supposed to know where you draw your line? The boundaries of purity seemed simple to me before I started dating: don’t have sex until you’re married. Seems pretty easy; however, I found it is much more complicated than that.
There comes a time when you need to have a serious conversation, with yourself and your significant other.
Many in a courtship relationship will not spend any time together unless family members, preferably parents, are present at all times.
In addition, courting couples state up front that their intentions are to see if the other person is a suitable potential marriage partner.