|Pretty sinful, right?|
Even at that early stage in our relationship we recognized the importance of sharing a bed. We knew it was something special and sacred and something we probably shouldn't be doing. My opinion is still the same, couples who are not married shouldn't be sleeping together. I don't necessarily think this because I think there's anything inherently wrong with sleeping together instead I think it's pretty morally neutral. Let me be clear: having sex before being married is a sin, laying together asleep is not.
So why do I think people shouldn't do it? Mostly because it's harder than hell to not take it further. It's the same reason I don't think alcoholics should hang out at bars, or those who have problems with chastity should be trolling the beach all summer. We shouldn't intentionally put ourselves (or our loved ones) in a 'near occasion of sin.' Cuddling next to your smoking hot boyfriend who thinks you are just as smoking hot doesn't sound like the most prudent choice, even if you say you're sure nothing will happen.
The same way an alcoholic is sure "This is my last drink." and the same way I had 54 "last cigarettes." temptation is hard. Sin is powerful and pride is tricky. As soon as we convince ourselves we are above a sin, we put our souls in serious danger. It is harder than hell in this time to stay pure. We are surrounded by sex, by temptation, by expectations and we're fighting against ourselves if we think we're above this temptation, especially when the temptation is as good looking as your boyfriend is. ;-) So while it makes me hypocrite, I advise wholeheartedly against it. I'm sure there are plenty of you who handled this temptation with ease, I don't think the exceptional couples should be the rule.
So what do you think? Yay or nay?