I flipped open to page 41 and in bold quotes: "If you are dedicated to emotional purity you are afraid. You either risk nothing or you risk everything." Hannah Farver
I couldn't agree more.
If you are looking to the form of emotional purity to keep you pure, you will fear. A focus on rules will lead you to bondage to the outward appearances of what you think purity should be.
If you are totally and completely trusting your emotional needs to God Almighty, you will rest in His mighty hands. There is no fear, there is no risk. You are safe.
I've been "preaching" the heart of emotional purity for years. Although, at times I feel a bit misunderstood.
Emotional Purity is:
A humble desire to honor God in our relationships.
To surrender our emotional needs to God,
whether married or single, for the sake of the gospel.
It's not a form, it's not courtship, it's not control, it's not fear, it's not manipulation.
Emotional purity is: heart driven, living authentic lives, there's a confident, calm trust in God, it's a Christ focus heart.
So yes, you will fear if you are dedicated to the FORM of emotional purity. But if you're heart is dedicated to Christ alone you will not fear...you may look the same as someone dedicated to the form, but your heart is not the same.