We know the difference, and we are called to avoid even a hint of sexual immorality.A verse I memorised when I was in your situation was 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 -"It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God".But when it comes to other behaviour, you must use your own wisdom as to whether it is sexual or not. There is a type of hug that is completely non-sexual.Then there are other hugs that begin to ‘hint of sexual immorality’.Marriage is a covenantal bond between a man and a woman where there is dependence—to a certain extent.
by Shelley Poston It can be difficult to be clear-headed in a dating relationship.
What this looks like in your situation specifically, might be different to someone elses.
There are obviously some behaviours which all people agree are ‘off-limits’ - I won’t even mention these!
If a man cannot do that, he is not ready to be a husband.
And if he is not ready to be a husband, dating him could only have a sorrowful outcome.