Respect But Not Lust

With Catholic dating, it becomes important to focus on what is important within the relationship. As you grow and learn to get along better with each other, set boundaries for yourselves. Know your limitations and do not push them. You should love and respect each other the closer you get, but lust is not part of the picture.

Christians believe that sexual relations are not to happen until you are married and that means making a commitment from the start to be honest and pure with each other.

Although the world is full of inappropriate context and this alone can make it difficult to avoid situations that are inappropriate for your Christian dating, it is important to stay committed. If you find it difficult to do so, remember why you are doing so. Remember that Catholics believe that by putting yourself in these situations you are dishonoring yourself, your date and above all else, God.