Yet, at the same time, I knew couples who did it right.
They met, fell in love, dated and waited until they were married to have sex.
"It is best that you and your date do a lot of outside activities so you can remain focused on each other and not sex," he says. Don't add more temptation by always being alone." Jason Peaks agrees that a relationship out in the open helped him and Danielle stay pure.
"We tried to not be in a house together alone," he says. No laying or lounging on couches or beds." When temptation arose, Jason says he showed leadership by taking 2 Timothy literally.
Every couple needs someone who will speak into their relationship.
"A mature couple can serve both the role of accountability partners and mentors who help the couple develop the skills necessary for building a great marriage," says Jeffrey Murphy, marriage mentor and co-author of . We also had a few couples that we spent time with who would prod into our situation." Jason is a worship leader and minister at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va.
"The world teaches us that our sexual nature is the most powerful piece of us.
In reality, our sexuality is only a small piece of who we are.We must learn how to say "no" to our sexual desires even if it's unpopular and difficult. Jessica Mc Cleese of the Krist Samaritan Center in Houston, Texas.She has studied Christian sex therapy for the last four years. Mc Cleese noted that much of our issue with managing desire is that we've made our desires too important.So, sexual desire is a big deal to us, because it was first a big deal to God.It is a gift, but it needs to be , which is exactly where we're having trouble today.Passion can build inside of you much like stress or tension can, and it's important to control that passion before it controls you.