Jesus also condemned adultery and sexual immorality in the mind and desires as well as in action (Matt.-28, Matt.). This condemnation occurs in many verses some which are Heb. Any physical contact meant to stimulate someone sexually is forbidden.

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Engaging in activity of this nature with someone outside of marriage is sexual immorality.

Full romantic intimacy outside of marriage should be avoided.

Your guide in these issues is the Scriptures not your conscience.

Your conscience is not a reliable guide since it is part of your "heart" which is fallen. Then, it must be okay." The conscience is never your primary guide to right and wrong, the Word of God is.

In marriage, romantic/emotional and physical intimacy has several purposes: (1) to express love and pleasure between a husband and wife (Prov.-19, Song of Songs), (2) to become emotionally and physically united as husband and wife (Gen. Gen. indicates that Adam and Eve were married and were naked and felt no shame (no disgrace or humiliation).

The reason that they felt no shame was because they were "innocent." They had no sin in them, nor was their sin in the world.

I'm assuming that we would all understand that living together and having a sexual relationship would be sexual immorality.

Living together (with sex) is the same as saying "I don't love you enough to commit myself to you and marry you, but I love you enough to live with you and have sex with you." That is not love. What about if we don't feel guilty about some romantic or sexual activity we're doing?

God’s purpose for giving man and woman the ability to experience romantic and physical intimacy with each other was for marriage. It was to be experienced between a husband and wife in a monogamous relationship.

It was given by God to Adam and Eve as husband and wife.

Gen. "They shall become one flesh" refers not only to the physical union of two bodies, but the emotional intimacy that is part of that union as well. (Eph.-33) This was and has always been God's plan for romantic/emotional and sexual intimacy.