That's why it's important to renew your commitment . Before a date, it's normal to spend a lot of time getting ready. But you also want to make sure you're spiritually prepared.
So spend at least as much time in prayer as you do in front of a mirror.
Is physical involvement your motive for wanting a relationship?
Does it lower your resistance to repeating past wrong behavior? Does it take your thoughts from where they should be and place them on what you should not do? If you end up marrying someone else would you regret telling him/her how you were involved with that person? Do you have a clear conscience that you are living by biblical standards for moral purity? In the future, will your memories be healthy and God-honoring or leave a nagging sense of guilt and regret? Do you honestly believe what you are doing is God’s best for you now and for your future?
Usually Bill and his daughter made small talk on their brief ride home. Bill was concerned about the growing emotional distance between them. for now.” A tense silence filled the car as it eased forward and stopped in the driveway.* Bill is definitely a courageous dad, pressing into a relational hot spot where most parents fear to tread.
When my now married daughters were teenagers, I honed it further for sharing and discussion with them and the young men who asked to date them.(What follows is an abridged version of “Guidelines for Protecting Purity in Dating,” available at “Guidelines for Sexual Purity.”) 2. A rule of thumb is, don’t do anything physically you wouldn’t do with your brother or sister. There are many contexts in which to do evangelism—dating isn’t one of them. If you’re a committed disciple, only date committed disciples.In the fading twilight, the headlights of an approaching car reminded Bill to reach for the dashboard and turn on his lights.As the horde of rush-hour cars streamed by, Bill reminisced about the teenage daughter he had just picked up from band practice.