Q&A: Physical Boundaries While Dating

Q: I’ve been in a relationship for several months and we are trying to be careful physically. When is it appropriate to start touching-with boundaries in place?

A: I think different Christians have different opinions on what is appropriate and what is inappropriate in a dating relationship. In the early stages of dating you don’t want to get involved very much physically because if you do, it could overtake the relationship and you don’t spend time getting to know each other, which is the purpose of dating. So, I can’t say what you should and shouldn’t do but during the early stages, I think you ought to hold off on the physical and get to know each other. Then, I also think, there are appropriate and inappropriate touches in a dating relationship.