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Be intentional and outspoken

Intimacy is safest in the context of marriage, and marriage is safest in the context of clarity. Be intentional and outspoken to one another that, as Christians, intimacy before marriage is dangerous, while clarity is unbelievably precious. Sadly, my immature and unhealthy desires predictably did much more harm than good. As followers of Christ, we really ought to be the most careful and vigilant.

While spontaneous plunges into intimacy look great in chick-flicks and feel great in the moment, they breed shame, regret, and distrust. Nothing in my life and faith has been more confusing and spiritually hazardous than my pursuit of marriage. Many will try to deny that, but the divorce statistics are enough to establish that marriage asks more of you than most could have ever imagined on their wedding day. Satan wants to subtly help you build marriage and family idols that are too fragile for your not-yet married relationship.

Being alone together in certain situations will welcome fierce temptation. What makes marriage worth having is that you, your spouse, and those around you see more of God and his love for us in Jesus. He is stating a public fact. Look for clarity more than intimacy.

We just want to post almost-candid, artistically-framed pictures with someone on a bridge somewhere. Jesus may ask more of us, but he does so to secure and increase our greatest and longest-lasting sexual happiness.

Intimacy is safest

God made man and woman in his image and joined them together, giving them unique responsibilities to care for one another in their broken, but beautiful union. Here are some principles for your not-yet marriages. For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. In our worst moments, our objectives are small and misguided. His own explanation was that he had seen the risen Jesus and received forgiveness and a mission.

Be willing to make the hard decisions, large and small, to pursue marriage the right way today. Marriage is worth having because you get God in your lifelong commitment to one another. More and more, as the world is watering down dating, your relationship can be a provocative picture of your fidelity to Christ and a call to follow him. But God had much more in mind with romance than orgasms or even procreation, and so should we. Either it is all owing to a great delusion, or it is worthy of my deepest amazement and admiration.

The idea is to look for love in the right places. Let all your dating be missionary dating.