Monday, May 28, 2007

Guidelines (?)

So I was going over the the Strength for Youth guidelines set forth by my Church. This was one of the bullet points.

• Abstain from premarital sex, petting, necking, sex perversion, masturbation, and preoccupation with sex in thought, speech, and action.

Now I can get behind that, except I have a few questions.

What is petting? I mean I know what "heavy petting"is but, can someone explain what regular petting is? I'm not tryint to be irreverent or silly, but you know, I pet dogs and cats, is petting the same as patting, is it stroking the back, what is it?

What is necking? I mean do people even "neck" anymore? Is necking when you rub necks, or is it when you kiss necks? I am so lost.


Mike said...

Yeah, I always thought that necking meant kissing necks to leave hickeys, or maybe even kissing necks in general. But then later it seems that I heard necking as old people speak for passionate kissing/making out/soul kissing/french kissing, etc.

So now, I really don't know.

I've always assumed that heavy petting meant sans clothing, while just regular petting could be done through clothing.

Jefe said...

I don't know but I don't think I need to repent for making out! Do I? I mean, I've been pretty good for the bast 12 years, do I really need to talk about necking?

Michael said...

Of course you need to repent for making out. If you like doing something it means it's wrong.

As for seeing your Bishop- my Bishop said that we can see him anytime we want help- but we only actually have to see him if we've done something that would put our church membership status in jeopardy. Although, I'm still not really sure what exactly that entails, I'm pretty sure it doesn't include making out. (but would it include levi loving? Obviously we shouldn't do it- but would it require disfellowshipping?)

zephyrprime said...

Petting is groping. Necking is making out.