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“Apartment Drama”Categories: MARRIAGE, MEN & WOMEN, RELATIONSHIPS
I live in an apartment complex, and the guy that works around here is a pastor. About a week ago, he came to fix something in my house. He is a married man, and he gave me a hug. I am a single woman. I have not been with a man in four years. What should I do?
If you believe that there was more to the hug than just platonic kindness – you should make sure that you aren’t ever in a position to be alone with this man. The problem with something like a hug is that it isn’t a definitively inappropriate gesture, but as a general rule, your “radar” is correct when you sense something wrong with a situation. The Bible gives one command regarding sexual temptation – FLEE (1 Cor 6:18). Sexual relations are only intended for a husband and a wife (1 Cor 7:1-2). You are not married and should avoid all inappropriate relationships with this man. Adultery and fornication only bring heartache and pain (Pr 5:3-6).