Purity in christian dating

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The Beatific Vision is God’s infinite self-knowledge.It is His “vision” of His own being, goodness, truth, beauty, love, everything He is—and of everything He has created. Here is some heavy-duty theology from the old Catholic encyclopedia: The blessed see God, not merely according to the measure of His likeness imperfectly reflected in creation, but they see Him as He is, after the manner of His own Being. Sometimes it's a tough balance, but showing love for another while remaining pure is possible.

Before sex becomes an issue in the relationship, talk about your standards with your boyfriend or girlfriend.

Our means—for example—stealing, lying, cheating, killing—would be immoral.

Our ends—for example wealth or fame in itself—would be erroneous.

We can, instead, make our goal in life pleasure, or being admired, or making money, or a thousand other things.

If we pursue these things for their own sake in an honorable way, that is, without sinning, we would be acting for a wrong intention in the sense that we would be making a big error. If we were to pursue these kinds of things through sinful means we’d be doubling that error.

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