This chapter focuses on aspects we can do to keep in a state of purity, and what we should focus on instead, such as family, accountability and pleasing God.I think it is important to strip yourself of everything that clouds you, and then rebuild from there, as it means you start anew and can bring everything that's important into your life and instead of removing bad bits bit by bit, you can get rid of it all straight away.Joshua Harris is an American pastor and author, and this book is perhaps the most well known. This is one of my favourite chapters, as it is a great reminder that love is sometimes blind, and we have to be more objective than delusional in a relationship.
Many people look to start relationships and spend their time hunting their other half, when they could better use their time to serve God or otherwise. We must set standards that are WAYY above the world's. It is easy to succumb step by step but if we remove ourselves from even these minute possibilities, we are able to remain in truth.
There are many problems that occur in marriage: anger, fighting, jealousy... We must learn to be aware the reality of marriage and make sacrifices for each other!
Whilst thinking about marriage is fine, we must also consider the "fine print", the pain and the sacrifice that comes with it!
Anyway, this chapter was helpful, but it mainly focuses on attitudes.
This chapter talks about how we can keep a healthy friendship with people of the opposite sex and be aware when it perhaps crosses the line into intimacy.
Before we enter into a relationship, we are Single!!