What is the meaning of it all? Why does God want His people to be sanctified, or set apart from the norm? Psalm 23:3 says that God leads us in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
He does this because His name is excellent and worthy only of exaltation. So anyone associated with Him should always strive to have the highest moral characteristics so that individuals who don’t know Him don’t associate Him with our moral failures. According to 2 Corinthians 5:18, everything that we do from now on is “of God”, so yes even our premarital girlfriend/boyfriend relationships. “Ceremony Before Sex” is a book that helps to push this campaign of sanctification and holiness all for the name of Jesus. My prayer is, after reading this book you will be more equipped to be able to handle situations that could become contrary to the behaviors of biblical living in your premarital relationships. Remember, in everything we do, let us always aim to put God first.
Sex and dating isn’t talked about as much as it should be in today’s church. As born-again believers, we are often confused as to how we should carry on dating relationships before the ceremony. Burdened with our natural desires for each other, as we grow closer it can be difficult to keep those desires under control, not to mention the earthly pressures to be sexually active. What am I to do? How can I be intimate with my partner and respect my heavenly Father at the same time?