Emotional purity in dating
An emotional attachment that is broken will leave pain and scars, but we have many promises of God’s comfort and healing…
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm ), “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3)One of the problems with the teachings on emotional purity is that it equates “emotional purity” with physical purity.
As such, during our courtship there was a physical reserve along with an emotional and verbal reserve.
However, with all this reserve, there was a definite emotional connection there and one that continually deepened as we got to know each other more and fell more in love.
Christian singles often wear their hearts on their sleeves, which can lead to intense, emotionally intimate, male-female "friendships" with no commitment to pursuing marriage.We can’t ignore that the emotional purity teaching addresses valid concerns.There is definitely a need for something drastically different than the common practice of heading into romantic relationships with no reserve at all.“’Everything is permissible’—but not everything is beneficial.