Dating couples praying together
Intimacy includes emotional and spiritual connectedness as well as physical connection.Dating couples grow more and more intimate as they become more serious about the relationship.
Boundaries for physical touch should be a matter of prayer and discussion.
Ephesians 5:3 says, "But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints." The New International Version puts it this way, "But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people." Anything in a premarital relationship that hints of sexual immorality – like dry sex, foreplay, nudity, sleeping in the same bed, pornography, and the like – is unacceptable.
Emotional: Often, dating couples who have chosen to abstain from physical intimacy still struggle with emotional intimacy.
Physical: It is difficult to provide solid physical boundaries that apply to every dating relationship.
Depending on one's culture and one's typical physical contact with others, physical boundaries may vary. This is not a sign of intimacy or love so much as it is a greeting. It is also important to look at the degree to which the physical touch is carried out.