"The goal of this series of articles, beginning with this introduction, is to provide our readers with a place to bring those questions.
"Run from anything that gives you the evil thoughts that young men often have, but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right.
Proverbs 19:2 - Also, [that] the soul [be] without knowledge, [it is] not good; and he that hasteth with [his] feet sinneth.1 Corinthians 7:1-25 - Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman.Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 - Two [are] better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.1 Peter 4:8 - And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.Proverbs 3:5-7 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.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.Don't even eat lunch with such a person." Avoid dating people who have a bad temper. "Now here is a command, dear brothers, given in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ by his authority: Stay away from any Christian who spends his days in laziness and does not follow the ideal of hard work we set up for you." Inner beauty counts the most. "May God who gives patience, steadiness, and encouragement help you to live in complete harmony with each other—each with the attitude of Christ toward the other." Date someone who encourages you and is supportive. "Is there any such thing as Christians cheering each other up? Does it mean anything to you that we are brothers in the Lord, sharing the same Spirit? Then make me truly happy by loving each other, working together with one heart and mind and purpose. For I admit my shameful deed—it haunts me day and night." Second, Ask forgiveness for your sin—God says you can start over again. "Sprinkle me with the cleansing blood and I shall be clean again. And after You have punished me, give me back my joy again.