Dating without intimacy
The sufficiency of Scripture is taught explicitly and implicitly in many passages, but perhaps the most obvious is 2 Timothy -17: So how does the sufficiency of Scripture apply to our coming discussions?Well, many evangelicals who otherwise believe in the inerrancy of the Bible and who might generally agree with the sufficiency of Scripture have nonetheless embraced the area of our faith and life at some level.
Indeed, the central issue we need to confront — and the reason I write and speak on this topic — is that when it comes to dating and relationships, perhaps more than in any other area of the everyday Christian life, the church is largely indistinguishable from the world.
Many experts agree that when one partner is no longer interested in sex then there’s either a medical issue or something seriously wrong with the relationship. They have two children who were eight and five when the marriage ended. ”Even with my husband, I think he didn’t even know. I think he walked into it thinking, “This is going to be fine,” and I think he realized that he had to start covering up. ” We’re both in this impossible situation and he can’t do emotional connection, so it’s not like he could sit down with me and say, “Look, I’ve got this problem.”We had our two children. Suzy is not the first person I’ve interviewed who experienced a sexless marriage.
She and her husband were married for thirteen years and separated four years ago when Suzy was in her early forties. Imagine being with somebody who doesn’t want to be with you, what that would do to your brain and your soul?
Other messages have stressed that Christians need to be much more counter-cultural.
Joshua Harris, for instance, has promoted a model of courtship that harkens back to a model used broadly before modern dating evolved.
He couldn’t do emotional connection at all, which I don’t think is all that unusual. While not a sexless marriage, Carol Grever’s thirty year marriage ended when her husband came out.