If you’re like me, you cringe whenever you hear the phrase “guard your heart.” It’s a cliché in Christian circles that carries a great concept but comes with very little practical application in that no one really knows how to put it into practice.Matthew 7:6 warns, “Do not throw your pearls to pigs.It’s easier to put boundaries on physical intimacy — hands kept to a certain place, kissing kept to a specific limit.When I was in college, there was an ongoing joke about the Three-Second Hug Rule.
If you feel convicted of certain behaviors, stop doing them.
"If you can last through foreplay, and not go all the way with it, you have a lot of self-control, and that's a good thing.
Foreplay is OK for a Christian." There are many other Christian students, however, who believe sexual purity is about a whole lot more than just staying a virgin.
Though I don’t claim to have all the answers, God really challenged my heart on this subject during my season of dating.
Reflecting on my dating history and on my clients’ experiences, I have found that couples who develop emotionally healthy relationships usually keep the following boundaries in mind.