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7 Ways to Maintain Purity in Your Christian Relationship

Ways to maintain purity in your Christian relationship

Have you decided to wait for sex until marriage? Choosing this path is definitely rewarding, but let's be real: It can also throw some challenges your way. Navigating the ups and downs of a romantic relationship while sticking to the boundaries you've set for yourself isn't always easy. But we’re here to help!

7 Ways to Stay Pure While Dating

Whether you're starting a new relationship or you've been together for a while, there are ways to keep your connection strong without ditching your decision to wait. From laying down some clear boundaries to showing love without getting physical, here are seven ways to maintain purity while keeping your relationship in a good place, respectful, and in line with your beliefs.

1. Have Honest Conversations About Boundaries

Start by sitting down together and having an open chat about what you're comfortable with and where you draw the line. This not only helps avoid awkward situations but also strengthens trust between you two. Remember, it's okay for your boundaries to evolve over time, so keep this conversation going.

2. Get Creative with Date Ideas

Think beyond the typical dinner-and-a-movie date (here are seven unique ideas). Go hiking, visit a museum, or try out a cooking class together. Engaging in fun, shared activities can help you connect on a deeper level without the need for physical intimacy. 

3. Lean on Your Faith Together

Whether attending church services, doing a Bible study, or simply praying together, sharing your faith can bring you closer and remind you why you chose to wait in the first place. It's a powerful way to build your relationship on a solid foundation.

4. Set Up Accountability Partners

Having a trusted friend or mentor who can check in on you and offer support can make a big difference. They can provide encouragement and advice when you're facing temptations or just need someone to talk to.

5. Limit Time Alone in Private Settings

Spend time together in public places or with friends. (Group dates can actually be fun!) This reduces the temptation to cross your predetermined boundaries and helps keep your relationship in the safe zone you've defined.

6. Explore Non-Physical Ways to Show Affection

Learn each other's love languages and find ways to express love and appreciation without getting physical. Writing love letters, giving thoughtful gifts, or simply spending quality time together can deepen your connection.

7. Remember the “Why”

Keep reminding yourselves why you made the decision to wait and what it means to both of you. This shared commitment can help you stay focused and motivated, even when it gets tough. Celebrate the milestones you reach together as a couple, keeping the bigger picture in mind. You’ve got this!



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