On the other hand if one feels that human weakness would lead to fornication if kissing was entered into, then it would be prudent to avoid it unless chaperoned. Exodus -AV And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife. Lance Wearmouth ________________ The Illustrator: This daily newsletter is dedicated to encouraging everyone to look towards Jesus as the source of all the solutions to our problems.
There is no indication that kissing is a sin, and I dont see why it should be except that it may lead to temptation to sin in the way of fornication. It contains a daily inspirational story, a Bible verse and encouraging messages.
TLC’s new television series “Virgin Diaries” has prompted many questions about what level of intimacy is appropriate between today’s unmarried Christian couples.The premise of the show revolves around virgins who are past their mid-twenties, either by circumstance or by choice.Many involved men kissing each other which is still practiced in some cultures today.There does not seem to be an example of a loving kiss outside of marriage unless it was Jacob with Rachel. Jacob went on to become betrothed to Rachel and worked 7 years for her.Adding to concerns that young viewers may be deterred from practicing abstinence, segments from “Virgin Dairies” have been featured on comedian Chelsea Handler’s television show as well on as on Ellen De Generes’ talk show, where scenes were cringed at and ridiculed.
Many viewers believe that the episode highlighted Shanna and Ryan’s awkward displays of affection and sincere thoughts on consummation, failing to portray the couple’s real story in “Virgin Diaries,” but TLC executive Timothy Kuryak refuted the charge on ABC News.“We’re not trying to make light of this or treat it in a sort of trivial way,” explained the executive.Boswell also stressed that abstaining from sex is a way to show God your devotion to Him, which in turn, shows your future spouse the devotion you have for them.Along with raising questions about sexual behavior ahead of marriage, “Virgin Diaries” has ignited responses from viewers and critics who accuse TLC of “intentionally patronizing” the show’s participants and shedding a poor light on abstinence. The Bible does not really tell if it is okay for Christians who are dating to kiss.Personally I don't see any problems with kissing when you are dating someone you would like to marry.For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.” The Biblical verse indicates that premarital sex must be avoided, but does not specifically address behaviors such as holding hands and kissing. Andrew Boswell at the Family Dynamics Institute based in Franklin, Tenn., about what is appropriate behavior between unwed Christian couples. Boswell serves as the director of crisis marriage programs at the Institute and has counseled couples both before and after the commitment of marriage. Boswell suggests that couples questioning what activities are acceptable ahead of marriage to ask, "what would Jesus want me to do?