That will mean taking the initiative in keeping in close contact with friends and family. The Bible speaks of Jesus as the bridegroom who will one day return to take his bride, the church, to be with him in the perfect new creation.
One man was so fed up with being asked “Are you still single?We need to be proactive in seeking help in these areas.We aren’t designed to be on our own, and if we aren’t to be married, whether in the short or long term, we should seek to satisfy our need for intimacy in other relationships. Human marriage reflects the marriage God wants to enjoy with his people forever.Last time I appeared on this site, I said that I would lay out my position on biblical dating and then turn it over to all of you to determine the rest of the column's topics by your questions. As many of you will know from the Boundless blog, The Line, the last piece generated many posts and comments, from the challenging to the supportive, the general to the specific.
In addition to what all of you saw on the blog, I have received dozens of questions and comments in e-mails, which I and the folks at Boundless have culled through to see what the most pressing questions seem to be.We need to address the whole spectrum ("just kissing" included). First, the fact that "romantically oriented" is in italics above is important.