Dating vacation together
But as their pastor, I did so anyway, hoping for the best. They thanked me for watching out for them, and agreed to pay more for two rooms, so they could honor God, their future marriage and our church community.
I am proud of this couple for choosing to be inconvenienced for the sake of their purity and their church.
Consider this: Would you allow another man sleep next to your girlfriend or wife? No matter how they defend or justify it, you would maintain that is is inappropriate.
And that's what I'm trying to get at: It's not as much about what kind of physically boundaries we can cross as much as it is about what are we saying about the marriage commitment when we stay in one room.
Keep It Simple Traveling can tell a lot about a person, as leaving our comfort zone can bring out the best and worst in us.
Sometimes quirks, daily rituals, and our ability (or inability) to roll with the punches become glaringly obvious.
And my answer is always the same: The marital bed or room is reserved for people who are married.It's a scenario that I've encountered more-often-than-not: A young couple has been dating for a while, and they've started earning their own money.They've been busy with work, social activities and even church commitments and it's time to enjoy some vacation time. Can we do it if we only stay in the same room and not have sex?When you sin against your brothers in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause him to fall."The Corinthians lived in a pluralistic, multi-faith society (much like North America today), and one of the things they struggled with was this issue of what to do with old religious practices if one became a Christian.