We too, intentionally focused our time on building our friendship by going to painting classes, mountain biking, training for a half marathon and planning events with friends.Marian: In I wrote, “Purity is a desire of the heart, before it’s an act in the bedroom.” Sexual purity begins in the heart. But when I began a relationship with Christ, something changed.
To “make provision” implies forethought, planning, or preparation.
When we believe God is good and His commands are for our good, then we want to put them into practice.
The philosopher Soren Kierkegaard put it this way: “Purity of heart is to will one thing.” Think about that, what is the “one thing” you desire more than anything else?
I often tell women who are dating to focus on the friendship.
Romans says, “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its lusts.” I recall reading this passage in my quiet time one day and pausing over the words .
MK, you and John Luke have both shared that purity in dating was a first priority, and that dating was the best time to learn to develop communication while focusing on building your friendship - an important foundation that would last a lifetime!