Monday, December 26, 2016
An Ounce of Prevention: 'Why We are Waiting to Kiss'
I'm leading off with this quote because...
When God picks, you get a man who stands on conviction.
That said, on the topic of kissing, if you're wondering what my personal stand is...
I think that each couple is different. Kissing is not a sin and the Bible doesn't say not to do it. I know some couples who kissed and stopped until marriage. Even a few who didn't kiss until marriage. They seem to be quite adamant that others shouldn't do it. Yeah...well. Boaz and Ruth probably wouldn't have married if she "followed tradition", Esther wouldn't have saved her people if she didn't step out in boldness, some people God is expecting to love their spouse like Hosea loved Gomer. And I'm pretty sure those same couples wouldn't taken issue with those couples' journies.
So, I'm the kind of person who is like, "What the Bible says not to do, DON'T. What it doesn't mention, take the prayer. God reveals what's in his will for us all."
All of that said, there is something to be said for, at least considering, not kissing until your wedding day. Kissing triggers oxytocin, just like orgasms do. Kissing (if you're *really* into it) is about one of your body parts being in another (hmm...). Kissing can make it REALLY HARD to not take it to the point of ignoring the boundaries the Word does set.
At least consider where they're coming from. There is something very special loving someone enough to set such firm boundaries in the relationship. I'll definitely give them that.