Read More → by Paige, a loveisrespect Advocate Healthy relationships require work from everyone involved—one person can’t make an unhealthy or abusive relationship healthy again by themselves.
A boundary shows me where I end and someone else begins. Gal (NIV): “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” = Responsibility TO one another.
They guard our treasures so people will not steal them. He defines and takes responsibility for His personality by telling us what He thinks, feels, plans, allows, will not allow, likes, and dislikes.
(Saying no to premarital sex so no one takes one’s virginity, which is a treasure.) Sometimes we have bad on the inside and good on the outside. Bad inside: I need to open up to confess sin and pain so I can be forgiven and healed. He defines Himself as separate from His creation and from us. He confronts sin and allows consequences for behavior. Boundaries are anything that helps to differentiate you from someone else, and show where you begin and end. Victims of physical and sexual abuse often have poor boundaries because they were violated.
Knowing what you want from a dating relationship and finding ways to resist temptation will allow you to build a productive and Christian dating relationship.
The Bible covers sex quite a bit, and for good reason.