I don't think God will reasonably expect you to turn down someone you love because they kiss you in public.
Stuff like that could end a marriage or relationship.
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"The true marriage of Bahá'í is this, that husband and wife should be united both physically and spiritually, that they may ever improve the spiritual life of each other, and may enjoy everlasting unity throughout all the worlds of God.
Whenever I look at bahai laws I keep in mind that this is for the next 800 years or so.
And society will improve throughout then, so some laws when they include non Baha'i's arent rock solid, or shouldn't be treated as so.
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I know that sexual activity is only after marriage. It is detrimental to the morals of young people, and often leads them to go too far, or arouses appetites which they cannot perhaps at the time satisfy legitimately through marriage, and the suppression of which is a strain on them."The Bahá'í standard is very high, more particularly when compared with the thoroughly rotten morals of the present world.
Kissing in Modern Society is Detrimental to Morals"What Bahá'u'lláh means by chastity certainly does not include the kissing that goes on in modern society.
We must strive to achieve this exalted standard.' (October 19, 1947)"(From a letter of the Universal House of Justice to the National Spiritual Assembly of the United States, February 10, 1974)1210.
I realize it's a slippery slope towards sexual activity, but where is "the line" normally drawn according to mainstream Bahai beliefs? Pilgrim's Notes Reporting the Master's Words on Embracing and Kissing"The pilgrim's note reports the Master as saying: ' Women and men must not embrace each other when not married, or not about to be married. If they wish to greet each other, or comfort each other, they may take each other by the hand.' In a letter to an individual written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi it is said: ' The Master's words to ..., which you quoted, can certainly be taken as the true spirit of the teachings on the subject of sex.
But this standard of ours will produce healthier, happier, nobler people, and induce stabler marriages."(From a letter written on behalf of the Guardian to an individual believer, October 19, 1947)Lights of Guidance Your idea that things like kissing, snuggling, and hugging will just lead to sexual activity is a very Baha'i idea.