Pitfalls of dating married women
You can be friends with members of the opposite sex, but nothing more than that until you’re ready to marry somebody. They are putting all of their chips on God, even moreso than others who are waiting till marriage but still allowing themselves to date. It’s OK to date and be romantically interested in members of the opposite sex.
“Holding Hands & Kissing Only” people can often find themselves conflicted about what is OK and what is not in their romantic relationships.
They don’t have a choice but to be driven and faithful, because their whole young life is just them and God. This approach allows you to date, have steady boyfriends/girlfriends, and express your affection for them in sweet but safe (and Christian) ways.
Anything beyond holding hands/kissing is going to be too tempting and violate your pact to be abstinent.
Plus, being an island out their in the largely not-devoutly-faithful world can cause problems of it own…it can dilute your faith.
Advantages Examples: Most couples who wait-until-marriage and then get into a long-term relationship in their early-to-mid 20’s end up falling into this category out of shear desire for physical intimacy.