Our desires make us sin, and when sin is finished with us, it leaves us dead” (CEV).So, yes, you should be very concerned about where you two are headed.Blessings, JOHN THOMAS If you’ve enjoyed this article, will you consider giving a tax-deductible gift to Boundless right now?
That could continue on a regular basis so you have accountability, and it’s a healthy way to talk about it with your friend. Sexual desire is normal, good, God-designed and God-ordained.
But God makes it clear that the context matters, and that context is one person of the opposite sex, for life, in marriage, and growing out of a love for God and His glory in our lives.
Those struggling with sexual purity or addictions are in the habit of pushing limits and boundaries.
They want to know what is the maximum they can get away with.
I'm currently in a relationship with a guy who is a Christian, and we're in a forward-moving relationship.
We've discussed sexual temptation and how we want this to be a God-honoring relationship.The list originated with Nancy Leigh De Moss of “Revive our Hearts,” and is based on Ephesians 5:3, “But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.” Some of those things were: My wife had the girls personalize this list by challenging them to make an individual contract that included each of these and others they came up with on their own, by turning each of these into a “With God’s help, I will” or “I will not” statement and then signing the bottom.At a minimum, you and your friend need to take immediate action on some practical boundaries like these, both individually and as a couple.You both need to spend some time doing whatever it takes to not just hope for purity, but actually experience purity in heart transformation.That will require discipleship, lots of prayer, accountability and meditating on God’s Word.You can be assured that it will happen, but only if you pursue it with your whole heart.