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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Get a room

We've all been there before, sitting in a room or restaurant and averting our eyes while a couple is seemingly groping each other nearby. It can prove to be an awkward situation to say the least, but there are several ways to prevent yourself from ever being "that couple."

First lets talk about what makes you feel uncomfortable. Like for instance, if your parent or youth pastor walked in on you giving a quick smooth to your significant other, would that make you blush? What about being pressed against a wall and breathing hot and heavy? You see my point.

Not only is PDA a reflection on your ability to act classy, but it also is an important marker for the success of your relationship. Relationships that are over-the-top touchy and physical have a greater potential of failing because physicality is a sign of insecurity.

Cody Jefferson, Youth Pastor at St. James United Methodist Church says that when dealing with teenagers he gives them a general rule: "Boys, you are blue. Girls, you are pink. I don't want to see any purple. If I see any hand holding, your eye is going to be purple from my fist." For children this is definitely appropriate, but for twenty-somethings Jefferson says any more than a peck on the lips or arms on the waist is too much.

Relationships are special and physical intimacy are a part of relationships.
But that doesn't mean the whole world has to see that aspect of your relationship.

The best rule of thumb to follow is:
If you would feel comfortable doing it in front
of a child, then it's probably okay in most situations.

Photo By: Loree McDonald



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