Tell your teen that God designed sex to be a process between husband and wife, and that when it is separated from this context it leads to frustration, separation, and pain.Experts in the study of human sexuality have identified seven progressive stages of physical intimacy: 1) hand-holding; 2) arm around the waist; 3) kissing; 4) French kissing; 5) feeling out; 6) intimate foreplay; and 7) sexual intercourse.But God had much more in mind with romance than orgasms or even procreation, and so should we. When people in the world are expecting less and less of each other in dating, God isn’t.
" Ever wonder what other Christians think about sex? What we found were some misconceptions and unclear boundaries. Tim's a Christian who believes wholeheartedly in abstinence.
He says, "If you remain abstinent until marriage, you're sexually pure." But then he says, "I think petting's all right.
If you have genuine feelings for a person, if you love them, and if you are truly close to them, then what you're doing is OK." Like Tim, many high school students —including a lot of Christians—are committed to sexual abstinence.
In fact, recent research shows that fewer high school students are having sex today than were having sex a decade ago.
That said, it's vital to add that there's a bigger issue at stake here than "how far is too far" - namely, the question of timing.
Sexuality is a powerful thing, and sexual intimacy is progressive in nature.
Q: I’ve been in a relationship for several months and we are trying to be careful physically.
When is it appropriate to start touching-with boundaries in place?
So, I can’t say what you should and shouldn’t do but during the early stages, I think you ought to hold off on the physical and get to know each other.