- Jan 26, 2012
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Actually, when I first heard about the benefits of waiting to kiss, I was in a church in New Jersey and had not long been saved out of a lifestyle of living the total opposite of the wait to kiss philosophy.Tarheel Baptist said:Ransom said:Probably not, but speaking from experience, it's not necessarily a bad thing.Tarheel Baptist said:This don?t kiss until marriage deal seems to have, like many other IFB legends, originated in Hammond, perpetrated by Dr Hyles. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with not kissing until marriage, I?d wager few (even true believers) fulfilled this worthy goal.
If you mean the teaching that couples should not kiss until the altar, I doubt it actually originated with Hyles (if that's what you're saying). I attended a church back in the early 90s whose pastor believed that was right. While he was as fundamentalist as they come, he never mentioned Hyles or Hammond, and I doubt he was really influenced by them. I would imagine that's the kind of moral teaching that crops up everywhere independently. Calling for one extreme of complete abstienence as protection against falling into the opposite extreme of sin is a fundy constant the world over.
I agree and stated it was a worthy goal.
I understand that it didn?t originate with Dr Hyles. As Brian points out, it was also a part of the modern homeschool/courtship movements.
My point is that most IFB fundamentalists were first exposed to this via Hyles/Hammond.
Therefore, I understood loud and clear the benefits, though it was hard.
Besides that, my ('Southern Baptist' for most of his life) future Father in-law' demanded it of his daughter while we were dating.