Don’t get me wrong, as a professional counselor and as a woman who has gone through the world of dating, I think the question of physical boundaries is really important and requires some serious thought and consideration.
As wise as that decision may have been at the time, when she finally did start dating Brian in her late twenties she went too deep, too fast.
It’s a time to let your guard down a little at a time and begin to share the truths of who you are. But there should always be limits to this kind of openness.
There are times to be open and share your heart–but, there are also times to withhold.
But why is it that when we answer this question, we tend to fixate on the physical?
I’m sure it’s no surprise to hear that I get asked this question all the time from well-meaning young adults, looking to set up some boundaries in their relationships.