When it comes to intimacy, the million-dollar question is “How far is too far?
Affection says to another, “I care for you so much that I’ve run out of words to say and want to show you” or “I want to give you a physical experience that touches and blesses you intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.” Affection is the outward expression of something that is occurring within the couple internally; this something is more than physical attraction.
On the other hand, lust is excessive sexual desire not controlled by concern for another. Lust is an appetite that seeks to satisfy itself at the expense of another and is unconcerned with intellectual, emotional, or spiritual health.
” Males and females are attracted to one another—it’s a natural, healthy part of life to desire a relationship with members of the complementary sex.
Some people hold that everything up to a certain point is healthy and everything beyond that point is “too far.” While there are some clear boundaries, every couple must evaluate for themselves what is holy and healthy in regard to their physical intimacy.