Although Satan has worked throughout history to destroy families, God specializes in preserving and restoring families.
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Two days before Valentine’s Day, they came back with a self-written “Starting Over Plan” as well as “Dating Rules for Sam and Karen.” Here’s what they were: Starting Over Plan: Weeks 1 and 2 - No touching of any kind – just talking Weeks 3 and 4 - Holding Hands Weeks 5 and 6 - Side hugs, arm around shoulder when walking or sitting Weeks 7 and 8 - Full body hugs Weeks 9 and 10 - Kissing on lips only (5 minute limit!
No visiting friends homes while the occupant is gone 5. When visiting each other’s homes, say goodnight before preparing for bed 7. Consequence for breaking rules: one-week regression in Starting Over Plan At the bottom of the document was a place for each of their signatures, plus mine; they wanted to be accountable to someone. I only wish they would have set their boundaries before they’d gotten into a physical relationship.Since they’d begun so intensely, I suggested that they go backwards—to start over emotionally and physically. He brought up the idea first, and I really respected him for it. I’ve never met a couple that said, “I wish we would have had sex before marriage. ” But I’ve lost count of the ones who’ve said, “I wish we hadn’t….” I hope that you’ll set age-appropriate boundaries in your relationships--spending your date time getting to know each other, with friends and just having fun. They needed to know each other’s minds and hearts, not each other’s bodies. Not many couples would seek help and strive to rebuild a relationship that started backwards. What matters is that the next day they came and told me, gave themselves the regression consequence and started over.They set the foundation of an organization that has been at the forefront of issues such as health, education, communication and Biblical interpretation.