Commitment…then Intimacy

July 24, 2010 at 2:52 pm (Attitudes, Food for Thought, Purity) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Commitment produces intimate relationships, in that God-given order.  The order God established is not an intimate relationship then commitment.  God shows Himself to you in different ways and allows you to choose Him.  Before there is a solid commitment you do not enter the Holy of holies, into the most sacred dwelling place with our Savior, into communion with His Spirit.  You are not intimate with Him until that most significant step is taken: commitment.

Heather Arnel Paulsen, Emotional Purity: An Affair of the Heart, 2001

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Emotional Affairs?

February 15, 2010 at 1:17 am (Attitudes, Purity, W.O.W.) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Intimacy is not just about physical encounters.  When someone shares inner feelings, secrets, desires, flirts or flatters, or even places himself or herself in a compromising situation, you are being intimate.  The final analysis:  all forms of intimacy should be reserved for the marital relationship or else you are taking something away.  Something that belongs to the spouse and giving it to someone else.  That wasn’t what the vows were about.

The ultimate deterrent to all of this is a strong set of moral values, rules and standards.  These keep you from even taking the first step.  Because, for sure if you don’t take that first step, you won’t be there to take that final fatal step.

~Dr. Laura Schlessinger, When is an Affair and Affair?  (TV show)

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