When it comes to relationships before marriage, if you’re trying to figure out how far is too far, you’re asking the wrong question.
Try taking a different approach to the matter by asking, “How can I help this person get to heaven?”
Jackie explains that the person you are dating may be someone else’s future spouse, or may become a priest or nun, and they’re definitely someone’s son or daughter.
Selflessness is essential to wholesome relationships, and that includes relationships before marriage. We don’t want to lead someone into sin; we want to lead them to heaven.
Jackie also gives some practical guidelines to help us differentiate between affection and arousal, saying that if you wouldn’t do it in front of your grandma or the pope, just don’t do it at all.