Scott Croft January 18, 2007 If all sexual activity outside of marriage is a sin, is it also a sin to kiss outside of marriage? Many wanted to know, did I really mean no physical intimacy? What about showing affection?
We are both incoming sophmores in college and 19 years old- for some perspective. I prayed for quite awhile about if it was Gods will for the two of us to date and if god wanted me to be a part if this boys life.
Catholic Married Obviously I married a bit younger than the people you were originally hoping to get responses from - but I'll start the ball rolling. I'll answer your last question first and I say a big fat no. Holding back before marriage hasn't made any difficulties for us upon entering married life.
This means you should initiate the conversation very early in the relationship. You should also be in a position of knowing what type of physical contact is appropriate and what is not. This is sound advice and certainly helpful, but we want to suggest an alternative focus. Where, after all, would sports be in America without the ubiquitous slap on the rear?