Catholic intimacy dating
A healthy, loving sex life is among the most important factors to a happy, lasting marriage.Oftentimes, relationship issues related to sex are actually the result of lacking communication between husband and wife."I am a widow of two-and-a-half years, married for 60 years. Also, financially I would lose money if we were married, so that is out of the question. We do not want marriage, as we like our own houses and some alone time.Question: "What is an appropriate level of intimacy before marriage?" Answer: Ephesians 5:3 tells us, “But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity...because these are improper for God's holy people.” Anything that even “hints” of sexual immorality is inappropriate for a Christian.
If there is any doubt whatsoever whether an activity is right for an unmarried couple, it should be avoided (Romans ).
Any and all sexual and pre-sexual activity should be restricted to married couples.
An unmarried couple should avoid any activity that tempts them toward sex, that gives the appearance of immorality, or that could be considered foreplay.
The Bible does not give us a list of what qualifies as a “hint” or tell us what physical activities are approved for a couple to engage in before marriage.
However, just because the Bible does not specifically address the issue does not mean God approves of “pre-sexual” activity before marriage.