Dating a girl with a purity ring
As our three children were growing up we taught them what the Bible teaches about sex.
We’ve also taught this material in a seminar for parents and teenage children.
God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.” (Hebrews 13:4) “So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” (Ephesians ) “So do not deprive each other of sexual relations. ’” (Proverbs 5:1-3, 8, 12-13) “No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does.
The only exception to this rule would be the agreement of both husband and wife to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time, so they can give themselves more completely to prayer.” (1 Corinthians 7:5) “You have heard that the law of Moses says, `Do not commit adultery.’ But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust in his eye has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew -28) “It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret.” (Ephesians ) “Anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery. Those who indulge in sexual sin, who are idol worshipers, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, abusers, and swindlers–none of these will have a share in the Kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9b-10; See also Proverbs -19) “Don’t go near the door of her [immoral woman’s] house! For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.
You don’t need me to tell you that our world today is really messed up in it’s understanding of sex.
“Sex sells” so it’s used everywhere in our society from selling fast food hamburgers to enticing people into pornography.
We had been dating for a couple of years, and even though we spent a lot of time with each other, it just was never enough. But I did want her to know that she means a lot to me, a lot more than my words could ever express.
These Bible verses on sexual purity will get the conversation started on the right track.
These Bible verses (from the NLT unless indicated otherwise) on sexual purity are also helpful for single and married adults too.
(This article was the basis of a seminar that Bill and Kristi Gaultiere taught to parents and teens at a church in 2002.) “Do not commit adultery.” (Exodus ) “Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage.
One morning in college, I woke up, got ready and drove to a church to buy myself a purity ring. Here’s a little back story: I had made many commitments to make drastic changes to my life before this day, but those empty words often resulted in nothing.
My heart ached a little bit at the thought of it, because even at that time, the last word that I would have used to define myself was “pure.” Maybe regretful, ashamed, dirty, totally undeserving of an honorable man’s affections. I continued living my life the only way that I knew how.
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