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All that is unknown is its degree, or the speed of its intensification. Without her father's protection, she alone must determine the degree of sexual intimacy, and that in the heat of the moment.Furthermore, there is no commitment beyond the next date; relationships (and thus marriage) are initiated out of a romantic attraction.Virginity is not just refraining from what I want to do before marriage, but bringing an inheritance into a marriage by the presentation of a pure body.An inheritance of passion all stored and reserved for one partner, and an inheritance of security in a partner with a proven track record of faithfulness and self-control.What is self-control: one kiss, or two, or four, or five? This is not a platonic relationship which regards the body as evil, but a spiritual relationship which regards the body as good.So good that I dare not touch what does not yet belong to me.
Laying a solid foundation in this area is a parental reponsibility, but the church has a responsibility to hold the family accountable to the Word of God.
Sexual desires are not designed to be started and stopped over and over again!
Finally, it is naive to think that it is all a matter of self-control. Self-control means refraining from sexual touch of any kind, at least until covenantal engagement.
" In our day, dating arrangements are made entirely by young people apart from parental involvement.
The date is planned by young people with a known expectation of physical intimacy.
Most parents think it is cute and natural to see their children's growing fascination with the opposite sex.