Is it sinful to be in a close and personally-fulfilling relationship:
*]with a person of the opposite gender
*]with emotional intimacy
*]with a mutual commitment to remain together
*]with significant amounts of time spent together
*]without physical intimacy beyond holding of hands and hugging
*]without sexual activity
*]without the intention to have children?
This is a hypothetical (not real) situation, and I am simply interested to elicit views of the moral status of such a relationship. I will not make further comments unless posters request clarification or elaboration. Thank you!