We all know that sex is a no-no, but what about cuddling? Is cuddling a sin? We did some digging…
There are some people who believe that the Bible prohibits any type of contact between unmarried men and women, including touching, kissing, and cuddling. Others believe that even though the Bible doesn’t mention anything about cuddling specifically, it’s still possible to develop feelings for someone while being intimate with them. It’s important to know what God thinks before you make a decision on something as big as this one.
Is cuddling a sin? No, cuddling in itself is not a sin, however, cuddling can lead to sin. Many people can get carried away, and before long they are giving in to their lustful desires. Although it can be fun, many people can’t help but get wrapped up in their emotions while being intimate with someone else; this can lead to other serious sins such as fornication or lust.
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It is always a good idea to keep God in your thoughts and prayers when you’re doing any type of contact with the opposite sex. It can be very difficult to resist temptation, especially if you are developing feelings for that person. Even though cuddling may not cause sin by itself, it can easily lead to more serious sins such as inappropriate touching or sexual intercourse. That’s why we suggest to couples to restrain from traveling together for vacation while dating, our reasons are highlighted in this article here.
What Does The Bible Say About Cuddling?
Cuddling is often seen as a less serious form of intimacy because it doesn’t involve sexual intercourse. However, Jesus said something interesting that we should all consider before engaging in any form of cuddling.
Mt 5:27-28 – You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Clearly, Jesus has set the standards for dating couples. The next time you feel like cuddling refer to the above scripture to see if your intention is in line with God’s word.
In 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7, Paul writes 3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5 not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; 6 and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before. 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.
Dissadvantages Of Premarital Cuddling
Just because the Bible doesn’t specifically state that cuddling can lead to something sinful doesn’t mean that it can’t. Cuddling can easily develop into a strong passion for someone, which can then turn into sexual intimacy or lust. Even though this can be natural and accepted by society today, it can still lead you down a slippery path if you’re not careful.
Cuddling can seem like a great idea but can lead to some pretty severe consequences. Studies have shown that cuddling can impact your body in many ways.
- Cuddling can cause other issues as well – some people say it can put too much pressure on relationships and lead us away from God’s will. Others claim that cuddling can actually prevent casual sex and keep men and women who aren’t married from seeking sexual gratification in the wrong ways.
- Cuddling can promote lust.The Bible is extremely clear on what can happen if you have lustful thoughts. James 1:14-15 says, “But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.”
So, where does that leave us? If you and your significant other are looking for ways to connect with each other in a way that is not sexual or lust-filled, cuddling might not be the perfect thing. And if you’re single… well, it’s good to know all these things so you can make better decisions when it comes time for something more physical! Check out our blog on godly dating here.
For those couples who are ready to get married, we highly recommend premarital counseling. Premarital counseling is a great opportunity for couples to prepare well for marriage. you can find some of the articles we have written on the same here, including Benefits of premarital counseling, Questions pastors ask in premarital counseling, and many others including how much you should expect to pay for it.
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