Sexual abstinence dating
You feel more free to question whether you should continue the relationship.Sexual relationships have the power to strongly unite two people, and can prolong an unhealthy relationship based on physical attraction or the need for security.There it is, an education on the benefits of abstaining from sex before marriage and the dire consequences of premarital sex.Psychologically speaking, encouraging someone to agree to something without fully informing them of the benefits, limits, and consequences is manipulative at best, unethical, at a minimum.
By contrast, physical intimacy is an easy way to relate, but it overshadows other forms of communication.I write this because sexual abstinence is presented without a discussion of the problems that arise from abstinence. Logistically, the when’s, the where’s, the desired frequency, the desired duration of sex are all negotiable and in flux over a person’s life, and they are for each person.I’m not entirely certain where the idea comes from that when sex occurs after marriage, it’ll simply happen, with no attendant problems or complications, because waiting until after committing to a relationship to start a whole new aspect of relating makes it more beneficial. Logistical, mechanical, anatomical, emotional, and relational factors come into play to make sex work, and those factors don’t simply happen, premarital or postmarital. Getting two people, logistically, to have sex together is a bit of a shuffle, in dating for sure, and especially for lifelong marital sex.A person may feel "trapped" in a relationship that they would like to end, but they can’t find their way out.A person who is not having sex can more easily break the emotional bond to the other, because there has not been such powerful intimacy on the physical level.