Christian view dating courtship
For Lindsey, her behavior was not simply a result of her conforming to the sexual values of her non-Christian peers.
With that in mind the piece’s approach to this practice seems pretty appropriate to me.
This moment you see here between Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard would not have been permitted until the couple was married. Safe to say the Duggars are in the minority, having not read Fifty Shades of Grey (the movie adaptation of which they won't be seeing either, we're guessing). The Duggars' option is probably 1,000 times better-written, we will give them that much. The family matriarch feels that dancing encourages "sensual" feelings, while Jessa Duggar has said that she feels modern music promotes "sex, drugs, all that type of stuff." Instead, the family chooses to play gospel music together.
Side hugs are the preferred method of PDA in order to prevent any further temptation or "hanky panky," as has been well documented on 19 Kids and Counting. though not too too hard, lest they lead to full-frontal hugging. The Bible warns not to "think about gratifying the pleasure of the flesh," so instead the family studies Christian text and not E.
Interviews with the couples, family members, and current and former Amish elders offer an inside look at an old world ceremony.
Nat Geo has shared a short clip of the show (I’ve posted it below), about Amish dating during “Rumspringa“. One is the Amish “elder’s” appearance for an on-camera interview (“elder” is the term National Geographic uses; I’m assuming they mean bishop or member of the ministry). In the clip, Keim speaks frankly about the consequences of premarital sex from a church standpoint, as his wife looks on.