Guardrails & Boundaries – Sermon Notes (Part 1)

My wife recently asked me to speak to our youth members about some of the subjects I’ve been contemplating on this blog. I thought I would post pieces of that sermon on the blog to add to the conversation. This is Part 1–check back later this week for more. Julie asked me to talk about […]

Have you ever wondered why you don’t see any church weddings in the Bible? Some things to think about: The Bible word sometimes translated ‘fornication’ does not mean ‘sex before marriage.’ In the Bible, weddings were purely secular. Under Old Testament law, casual sex was impossible. For an unmarried man to have sex with an […]

Not Permissible: The promiscuous lifestyle

There’s a tongue-in-cheek saying one of my theology professors used to suggest to us: “Don’t have sex standing up–it may lead to dancing!” It’s a comical statement meant to shine light on a trend among many Christians: believers seem to be more accepting and forgiving of those involved in fornication (premarital sex) and adultery (extramarital […]

Not Permissible: LGBT Lifestyle

Things that are Not Permissible… To start off, when talking about relationships between two people, we are implying a boy and a girl. That’s probably obvious to most, but let’s not assume. Perhaps an argument could be made that the same principles of dating could apply to Christians who happen to be LGBT (lesbian, gay, […]

The purpose of this blog will be to ponder the topic of biblical relationships in dating and purity. Over the years, I’ve come to greatly appreciate the importance of staying pure and keeping ones boundaries while getting to know a person of the opposite sex. My ideas will likely be considered traditional in tune, but […]