What Does the Bible Say About Kissing and Cuddling Before Marriage?

The Bible does not explicitly prohibit kissing between two single people, but it does tell us to avoid sexual immorality. Paul advised Christians to not serve meat to believers who thought that eating it was sinful, to help them avoid temptation. We must also remember that romance is a reflection of God's love for his people. He has given us romance as a gift, as a way of selflessly giving ourselves to others, and understanding how Christ gives himself to the church (Ephesians).On a personal level, I had set the limit that I wanted to save my first kiss for marriage with one of the men I dated.

We ended up disregarding that limit, and I can't get that first kiss back. So if someone has a limit, make sure you respect it. For example, if someone doesn't want to kiss until marriage, don't pressure them to do so until the wedding day. Kissing is an intimate form of physical affection between loved ones, family, and sometimes friends. When people ask whether kissing is right or wrong in the eyes of God, they often mean it in the context of a romantic relationship before marriage.

Do the Scriptures command people not to kiss before marriage? Why do some Christians only want to kiss their future spouse? Read on for answers to these and other questions. A Christian couple who is dating with the consideration of marriage or who is engaged does not necessarily sin because they share a kiss in a way that preserves its purity. However, some individuals and couples make the decision not to kiss until marriage as a matter of wisdom. But why do some couples think it's wise? DeYoung explains: “If you might not be marrying the person you're dating, why do all kinds of things with someone else's future spouse, things you'll have a hard time forgetting once you're married? And if you're on the road to marriage, instead of acting more married than single, consider getting married sooner so you don't have to act single any longer.”In some current cultures, kissing on the cheek is an appropriate and not romantic greeting between two people. The Greco-Roman culture of the New Testament was similar.

Even though kissing is not inherently sinful, some Christians choose not to kiss until they are married. The reason why people choose to do this varies. Some Christians are convinced that the best way to remain sexually pure before marriage is to not be tempted by impurity, as passionate kisses can do. Although being in a position to sin is not the same as sinning itself, some see it as a matter of wisdom to keep all your affection for your future spouse. We see in several places in the Bible that kissing was a ritual or practice shared by family or close friends to share affection or greet each other.

In fact, some books, such as The Song of Solomon, offer readers detailed and graphic descriptions of physical intimacy that far surpass kissing (p.). Those who have read those passages are well aware that the Bible is definitely not prudish when it comes to sex. On the other hand, it might be awkward to share your first kiss in front of everyone at your wedding reception. Since kissing is not technically a sexual relationship, many believe that kissing before marriage is not a sin; however, there are many who believe that kissing should not be kissed until the wedding day. Each day you'll receive a topic, a Bible verse, and a prayer to pray for you and your future husband while you wait for God to bring them together. As he guides and guides us, every Christian will be able to make the right decision when it comes to kissing.

Reginald Thomson
Reginald Thomson

Reverend Thomson is a pastor and Bible scholar with over 10 years of experience in ministry and biblical studies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies, a Master of Divinity degree. As a Bible scholar, Rev Thomson has published numerous articles and books on various topics in biblical studies, including hermeneutics, exegesis, and biblical theology. He is widely respected for his expertise in the original languages of the Bible, and he is frequently invited to speak at conferences and seminars on biblical scholarship. He loves working with his church youth group. He is a frequent guest on the Scripture for Todaypodcast.

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