“However, mouth-to-mouth kissing is actually one of the beginning stages of sexual intimacy and is an easy way to fast-forward to more explicit sexual contact.
Young, single people should avoid mouth-to-mouth kissing at all costs except maybe just prior to marriage (even then they must be careful to avoid lustful behavior).” Explaining how they first kissed, Kate said, “I had told Luke what a kiss meant to me as we started to grow closer.
After you are engaged, a brief kiss seems appropriate. put it, “I know it is hard to resist kissing someone, especially if they mean a lot to you, or are very attractive.
But you have to remember, if God hasn’t picked this person for you, your lips are on another person’s mate.
For Luke and me, hand-holding was a positive thing that physically manifested some of the feelings and ideas that we had already verbalized.” Once you become good friends with someone, it seems as though hugs become part of the way many people say good-bye before long intervals apart or hello when they reunite.
While the majority of this panel felt these kind of short hugs were appropriate, they did offer a few cautions about regular and lengthy hugging with the opposite sex. said, “I think the thing is, the longer two people of the opposite sex hug, the more tendency there would be to kiss.
He honored that understanding and never took advantage of any vulnerable moment.
I think holding hands is a sign that ‘this is the one for me’ to all the world, and that is just not something I want to do with just anyone.” Bill, 28 and married to Sue, said that he didn’t have a rule about holding hands before he was married but realized that “those first thrilling physical touches when one is young can often open the door to premature intimacy and big life mistakes.” Continuing, he remarked, “If I could do it all over again, I would refrain from hand-holding until becoming engaged (and then make sure the engagement was brief enough so as to minimize any potential problems).(We started dating a year or more after we had known each other as friends with the understanding that we were potentially interested in marriage and wanted to spend time together to find out.) Luke asked me if he could hold my hand initially.Looking back, it was a good thing, even though I questioned it at one point because it became a distraction for me for a short time—either wanting him to hold my hand, or having a difficult time reigning in my thoughts when he did.Just ask any red-blooded male or female who has had a close encounter with Miss Good Looking or Mr. Hand-holding, hugging, kissing or any other similar contact can be oh so delightful.The time to make decisions about physical contact is before you get in a touchy situation.