We so often hear the term ‘follow your heart.” It sounds so warm and adventurous.
I might be the only one but my heart, if referring to my mind and emotions, seems dangerous at times.
In Proverbs 4:23, the advice is to not follow our hearts but to guard our hearts. The heart is prone to selfishness and sin. Guarding it is something that is pre-emptive. We have to make a decision to correct it.
Think ahead and don’t put yourself in a compromising situation. Don’t have a lot of alone-time behind closed doors where the mind can wander on the Internet or TV. Stay social when you are single and when you are dating. Things can go wrong, and reactions that lead to regret tend to happen when you are by yourself or alone with your significant other for too long.
(taken from God Sex. Available on kindle)