I am not super religious, but I did have one friend who managed to wait until she was in her early 30s to marry and have sex for the first time with her husband. After a while we thought she would have slim pickings for what she was looking for based on her Christian beliefs. She did find the right guy for her and they are now happily married.
I think it is a personal choice how far you should go. If you are doing something from your own heart and beliefs, then you will follow it. If you are doing something because you think you should, then you will faulter and fail. I don't personally have any issue with pre-marital sex, but if you do then you should draw the line there. I am not sure how you distinguish a friend from a boy friend if you don't kiss... but I have known people who waited til marriage to kiss too. You decide what you feel comfortable with and when dating, be honest with your partner.
at 12:42 PM on Sep. 11, 2010