I understand that this is a pastoral issue but I just wanted the general consensus.
I would like to know, when one meets the person they want to marry. What is deemed acceptable and what isn't? Obviously sex outside of marriage is a sin. What about kissing, holding hands, embracing each other? Are they all deemed inappropriate until the time of marriage?
Then there is the issue that nowadays people are numb to what is too far and do things naively thinking that it's ok because 'its nothing compared to what I would have done before I was a practising Christian'.
Finally I would like someone to explain why a married couple cannot engage in love making for example on a Sunday morning and then partake of Holy Communion.
Any thoughts would be welcomed.