Those struggling with sexual purity or addictions are in the habit of pushing limits and boundaries.They want to know what is the maximum they can get away with.While the Bible does not appear to clarify exactly what other acts for singles are and are not acceptable in God's eyes, it is very clear about the guidelines we are meant to judge these acts by. " I generally ask them to search their hearts and examine what their intention and motivation in asking is.
When you flirt with sin, you put yourself in a position to sin.
To answer the question more directly, anything that causes you to sin is "too far." This is probably the best litmus test for determining limits since the Bible doesn't tell couples specifically how they can show physical affection, at least in not in the manner many look for.
Not many Christians debate God's instructions against premarital sex.
However, there is still not a consensus or a shared understanding regarding what constitutes acceptable physical affection and what is sinful.
Rather, good timing honors the sanctity of romantic emotions and their rightful end (Song of Solomon 8:4). I fear what that view of sexuality would look like in marriage.
Romantic feeling mixed with relational health is God's desired context to make a dating couple a married one. To retain space for yourself spiritually—that is, individual relationships with God and the church that do not depend on your romantic other—protects your heart. Conversely, we seek to cultivate sexual purity that reflects the holistic love of Christ for his sake (Psalm ; Proverbs ; 1 Peter ).
The Bible uses words like adultery, fornication, lust, and purity, all words that have very clear meanings.
Yet many Christian singles, teens, and even parents remain confused.
Scripture also tells us that God sees what truly is in our hearts and we will sow what we reap (Gal 6:7).
If you have ever asked "how far," and have patterns of pushing limits, it is likely you are not truly interested in purity and really want to get away with as much physical affection as possible.
They look for loopholes in attempts to satisfy the desire for immediate self gratification.