If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.For all that is in the world - the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life - is not of the Father but is of the world.The fact that "everybody does it " is not a reason for continuing to do it, but a reason for questioning it.1 Jn -17 states, "Do not love the world or the things in the world.Finally, it is naive to think that it is all a matter of self-control. Self-control means refraining from sexual touch of any kind, at least until covenantal engagement.What is self-control: one kiss, or two, or four, or five? This is not a platonic relationship which regards the body as evil, but a spiritual relationship which regards the body as good. The one interesting single guy I ran into at my college reunion lives a million miles away (and it's not like he's begging to come visit).
We are confronted with a massive predominance of amorality. It remains true that it is very unlikely that a girl will get pregnant if she does not go on a date.Laying a solid foundation in this area is a parental reponsibility, but the church has a responsibility to hold the family accountable to the Word of God.If we want our young people to be prepared for marriage these are the questions that we must ask: In answering these questions, we need to know the criteria by which the answers must be judged.He's tall, he has an artsy-yet-stable career, he's well-read and — maybe best of all — he states clearly in his profile that he's looking for someone who wants to be in a serious relationship. But I do love little people and I think it could be fun to hang around with one or a few of them. Especially if the tiny hooligans didn't live with me.