But He has made the fulfillment of intimacy a byproduct of commitment-based love.You might say that intimacy between a man and a woman is the icing on the cake of a relationship headed toward marriage.In fact, thats what the original revolution of dating was all about. As I see it, dating is a product of our entertainment-driven, disposable-everything American culture.Long before Seventeen magazine ever gave teenagers tips on dating, people did things very differently.
He seemed to think that Eric and Jenny should have had more respect for each other and more self-control.Im not talking about conflicts between me and the girls Ive dated. And based on my experiences and my exploration of Gods Word, Ive concluded that for Christians dating is a swerver a set of values and attitudes that wants to go in a direction different from the one God has mapped out for us. Self-control isn't enough I once heard a youth minister speak on the topic of love and sex. rending story about Eric and Jenny, two strong Christians who had actively participated in his youth group years earlier. But as time went by, their physical relationship slowly began to accelerate, and they wound up sleeping together.Eric and Jennys dating relationship had started out innocently? Soon afterward they broke up, discouraged and hurt. But both came to him separately and expressed emotional trauma and guilt over past memories. Some of us had made the same mistake or watched it happen in the lives of our friends. We wanted the pastor to tell us what we were supposed to do instead.Eric and Jenny probably had good intentions, but they founded their relationship on our cultures defective attitudes and patterns for romance. Dating leads to intimacy but not necessarily to commitment Jayme was a junior in high school; her boyfriend, Troy, was a senior.Unfortunately, even in their adulthood they continue to reap the consequences. Troy was everything Jayme ever wanted in a guy, and for eight months they were inseparable.