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Over time, maybe you take some of the same classes, live near one another, etc.In that context, living with the desires I’ve just described, how likely do you think it is that over the course of two or three or four years — some couples date over most of their college years — you will be able to maintain enough emotional discipline and distance to avoid acting emotionally and relationally “married”?
We might even say that getting to know one another better and more deeply is (up to a certain limited point, of course) the very of a dating relationship.
Where a relationship is shorter, accountability stronger, and the level of temptation, and the likelihood of sin, goes down.
To put it simply, “not acting married before you’re married,” gets exponentially more difficult the longer a pre-marital relationship persists.
If we act like we’re married before we’ve made that commitment, we’re defrauding (and sinning).
I don’t know whether you’ve noticed this, but people involved in a dating relationship tend to get to know each other better over the course of that relationship.
Scripture calls Christians to “flee” from sexual immorality (1 Corinthians ), not to “see how difficult we can make the temptation and still prevail” or to “see how close to the line we can get without sinning.” In my view, Scripture teaches clearly that there is to be romantic physical intimacy outside of marriage.