The rationale behind the wider definition is because the waiting part in biblical romance is not just sexual, although that certainly is included.
Coz if it’s just waiting for sex, this gives a license to the playboys out there who enjoy winning the hearts of girls out of self-satisfaction.1 Corinthians 13 says that true love “is patient” and that “it rejoices with the truth.” True Love is not presumptuous. Christ Himself taught us to pray “Thy will be done”.
Sometimes with all the different portrayals of love, its hard to really determine what true love is.
Exclusive dating, holding each other’s hands, and the like are therefore part of what we should wait for.For boys it means not asking the girl out until you both are “marriable”, that is, until there is a possibility of marriage. It has been questioned many times and, to be honest, it is not easy to defend.As Dobson says, “I do not believe that God performs a routine matchmaking service for everyone who worships Him.He has given us judgment, common sense and discretionary powers, and He expects us to exercise these abilities in matters matrimonial.”With this definition, marriage is the goal of every romantic step we take.We live in a world that gives us all kinds of messages about what true love is.
The TV shows, movies and books we read all portray love in so many different ways.It is based on conservative Christian views of human sexuality that require one to be faithful to one's husband or wife, even before marriage. This verse implies that sex outside of marriage is sexually immoral.And we have several verses condemning sexual immorality: Acts ; 1 Corinthians 5:1; , 18; 10:8; 2 Corinthians ; Galatians ; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Jude 7.So TLW certainly encompasses refraining from sex until marriage.However, we will argue that the biblical TLW is more than just waiting for marital sex.TLW involves refraining from all premature romanticizing thoughts, emotions and actions until the right time.And when you’re already prepared, do not expect God to appear on your dream and say “Do you see the blond woman who walks by the door?