Anonymous asked: What's your view on dating? Is kissing before marriage ok? (Obviously no sex or anything further than kiss before marriage). Or should a Christian couple pursuing God stick to a courtship where it never goes further than hand holding?
It’s a matter of conviction. Ryan and I kind of “courted” if you will for the first year of our relationship….we never held hands/kissed/etc. After a year, he asked my dads permission to kiss me and it was wonderful and appropriate and sweet. Kissing sometimes made it harder, as we had to be careful not to make out and fall into temptation, but I feel like through lots of prayer and accountability we were still able to honor God even though we chose to kiss. :) I have friends that waited to kiss until they were married, and I think that is great and so honorable! I just was not convicted in that way.
I think the terms of “dating” and “courtship” are just terms really, so seek what the Bible says and pray on that word and then stay true to what God has called you and your significant other to do. :)