A lot of energy in same-city attractions is expended in the daily fight to restrain the impulses toward sexual intimacy (sex is, after all, the right culmination of all Christian dating when the dating ends in marriage).
Any dating couple — whether they’re next-door neighbors or international heartthrobs — should intimacy.
The great prize in marriage is Christ-centered intimacy; the great prize in dating is Christ-centered clarity.
It may not be every couple’s battle, but anyone in premarital counseling will say it’s extremely prevalent.
Long-distance dating doesn’t eliminate temptation in this area (presumably you’re spending at least a few weekends in the same town), but it limits it tremendously.
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