“how do you deal with never having hugs, etc from the opposite sex?”
If you have been in a relationship/engaged before, you know very well what it’s like to be hugged, hold hands, have general affection from your boy/girlfriend or Fiancé/e. And especially if your Love Language is “Physical Touch”.
When your mind goes back to the good times in the relationship and remember those long warm hugs after a hard day at work…but that’s where it starts – in the mind. Once those thoughts start it’s like a floodgate opens.
“I want that feeling again, I wonder who she’s dating now, why did he dump me, why am I still single now, has God forgotten me, my prayers are not being answered, I’ll never get married”… you see a million other thoughts follow!
You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages]. Isaiah 26:3-4 (AMP)