What We Want: A Blessed Life We claim we want God’s blessings, but how do we actually get them?
The basic argument of this essay will be that emotional intimacy is never suggested as sinful – in fact, it is only encouraged.
It is the goal of this essay to explore the ethical limitations of emotional intimacy between Christians.
For this to be done, we must, of course, understand what emotional intimacy is – this calls for us to forge a definition of emotional intimacy.
Most are “it’s really wise to avoid.” And one or two are for those who know they’re no good at putting the breaks on once things get going even a little bit and find it safer to avoid letting things get going in the first place.
So with that list, you’re trying to get people to think about chastity differently? Too often we approach questions about chastity from a negative standpoint. That’s serious business – entertaining business, mind you, but not mere entertainment. At least for women, the more serious smooching we do, the more of our hearts we give. The rest of the reason is that such a question reveals we’re not thinking about sexual intimacy properly.