Dating and holding hands
But when it comes to dating, this is an anti-Christian perspective.The Phillips put it well: However we do it, here is a matter in which Christians ought truly to be countercultural. Women today are encouraged to wander alone into the arms of romance; for many, the result is the loss of their purity and the ravaging of their emotions.They warn against casual dating—the heart of their title, Holding Hands, Holding Hearts, is that when a couple dates they are doing more than holding hands, they are beginning to tie their emotions together—a very serious matter.They also include a pastorally sensitive chapter encouraging singles who are struggling with being alone.It’s nothing personal, there’s just no need to constantly be doing it.” –Keelan B., 17 Do you ever get scared to hold a guy’s hand? From Common Grounds Online: The subtitle of this book is “Recovering a Biblical View of Christian Dating.” The authors led the singles ministry at Tenth Presbyterian in Philadelphia for several years—so they’ve been in the trenches. Consider this counter-cultural advice given to a man and woman beginning a dating relationship: Exactly right.Indeed, dating should not be a private affair—as Christians we should welcome the light of family and congregation shining into every corner of our lives.
To help clue you in, we asked 6 dudes what they think about hand holding—and their answers will definitely surprise you!Have you ever wanted to hold your crushes hand so bad, but held back because you were afraid they would totally freak out?Holding hands with a guy is such a simple thing, but it’s really easy to overthink it and chicken out.I was reaching for the popcorn and she just grabbed my hand––It was so awkward. It lets everyone know that the beautiful girl next to me is my girl.I felt bad so I held it for a few minutes—but I really just wanted some popcorn. It gives me a little boost of confidence.” –Nick R., 18 “I hate when I’m standing there with a girl and our hands keep bumping but she won’t just grab my hand.