In this article, I will reveal to you the three God-ordained male and female relationships and signs from God about relationships.
You will also know what to do and what not do in these three ordained and signs from God about relationships.
God has not left us His Children without definite guidelines and principles for us to follow regarding our relationship with the opposite sex.
God has grouped male and female relationship into three categories.
These three categories are guidelines and signs from God about relationships.
Each God ordained category for male and female relationships is based on the divine standard that He has given us regarding sexual purity.
Having full knowledge of these signs from God about relationships is the right method for overcoming sexual pressure and property,
helping us to build a proper way to overcome sexual activities in a relationship.
Three Signs from God about Relationships
The three God-ordained categories of male and female relationships are family Relationship, Marriage Relationship, and Neighbor Relationship.
In this section, we will learn what to do and what not to do in these categories of God-ordained Relationships.
- Family Relationship: In a family relationship we all know that a sexual relationship is taboo. God, Himself did not validate the practice of sexual relationship with your family member or close blood relatives.
God disapproves of sexual practices between blood relatives or close family members because it no longer fit into the new relationship God has established with us through the Law.
God changed that standard “None of you shall approach any one of his close relatives to uncover nakedness. I am the Lord” (Leviticus 18:6).
- Marriage Relationship: Marriage relationship is the second category of God-ordained male and a female relationship between a family member or blood relatives, his command is quite different regarding men and women who are in a marriage relationship.
In 1 Corinthians 7:3-5 Paul commands married partners not to abstain from marriage sexual activities.
“The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife, body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband.
In the same way, the husband’s body does not belong to him alone but also to her his wife.
Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer (NIV)
Healthy sexual relationship with your marriage union is a good way to overcome the act of infidelity.
The physical oneness that leads to sex between a husband and wife is an image of the spiritual oneness that results from our union with Christ.
Sex is a picture of the gospel and our enjoyment of sex within the cycle of marriage is necessary as an expression of Christ’s spiritual oneness with the Church.
- Neighbor Relationship: These last categories of male-female relationship under those who are not closely related to us by blood e.g. Friends, teammates, schoolmates, roommates, and co-workers.
The commands regarding sexual purity for the neighbor relationship are illustrated throughout the New Testament.
1 Corinthians 7:7-9 “I wish that all were as I myself am (i.e. Celibate). But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.
To the unmarried and the widow, I say it is good for them to remain single as I am. But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry.
For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
Celibacy is an ideal Christian Life and I encourage you to adapt to such a lifestyle. It is indeed your capacity to serve in Christ’s Kingdom.
See Also: How To Have a Godly Dating Relationship
Because of the widespread of sexual immorality I don’t encourage all Christian to practice celibate lifestyle.
If you have the strong desire for sexual intimacy, you should fulfill that desire within the cycle of a marriage relationship.
A marriage relationship is the only union that allows sexual relations.
Now that you know that sexual relationships outside marriage union are bad “How far is too far”?
How Far Is Too Far?
Clearly, sexual relations go beyond sexual intercourse.
Fondling, romancing, mutual masturbation, passionate kissing, for example, are all sexual activities. You must obey the fact that sexual activities must be reserved for a marriage relationship.
How Far is too far? On a more serious note, any Christian who cares about his or her relationship with God will seriously acknowledge that sexual activity should be reserved for a marriage relationship.
What about Passionate Kissing? Many Christian dating partners regularly engage in passionate kissing.
What are we to think about this activity?
Considering an activity against the backdrop of the family relationship is measurably helpful in clearing up nearly all of the confusion surrounding the question “How Far is too far”?
If a young man could not feel comfortable kissing her younger sister because engaging in such an act would be sexually inappropriate,
then that action is of a sexual nature and it is to be reserved for the marriage relationship.
According to Signs from God about relationships, each relationship has a purpose,
and the guidelines he gives regarding sexual expression within those categories are tied to that image.
As we act according to the guidelines He gives in each male and female relationship categories,
our sexuality bears well the image of God and His divine plan for our salvation.
Most of the confusion that arises in relationships with the opposite sex, even among young adults who take the Bible seriously is still the inability to understand and apply the truths of these distinct relationships.
All premarital sexual activity and relationship are outside the bounds of the New Testament.
But how is it that we have for so long misunderstood the Bible’s teaching regarding sexual purity?
I believe part of the reason Christian singles have failed to apply the standard of purity to their dating relationships is that they see such relationship as distinct from the neighbor relationship.
Such oversight is unbiblical and has fueled our inability to discern truth in the realm of sexual purity.
You cannot create an artificial category of male-female relationship.
5 Tips for Sexual Purity
- Sexual activities are to be reserved for the Marriage Relationship.
- There’s more to a sexual relationship than sexual intercourse.
- Any activity that is sexual in nature must be reserved for the marriage relationship.
- Some forms of kissing are sexual in nature, for example, passionate kissing.
- Sexual forms of kissing must be reserved for the marriage relationship, for example, passionate kissing.
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