Waiting until marriage to have sex may sound like an antiquated custom, but you may be surprised to learn that abstinence is still practiced today. According to Waiting Till Marriagean organization that supports abstinence before marriagearound three percent of the United States population waits until they are married to have sex. While it's true that this percentage is small compared to those who don't wait, there's still around ten million "waiters" right here in America.
Intercourse signs and seals—and maybe even delivers—a life-union; and life union means marriage. Scripture clearly states that sex is for marriage and marriage is for sex. Jesus quoted from Genesis, when he asked: "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?
W hen God creates something, He creates it with purpose and design. But mankind has a history of distorting what God has made, whether out of ignorance or just plain stubbornness. The golden calf idol of the Israelitesfor example.
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Opinions expressed are solely those of the author s. Writing recently for thedailywire. Sex might be a sin out of marriage, [but] pride is a sin, too, and I feel like this is like a pride thing.
Growing up in a Christian home, I was raised to view my virginity as almost as important as my salvation. I took those warnings to heart. It's difficult to understand if you didn't grow up in the church, but the focus on purity before marriage is so pervasive in many Christian circles that I didn't even question it.
Holding onto virginity can sound kind of ridiculous in our sexually saturated culture. So I took time out with 10 women, most who saved sex until marriage, and asked them why it was important to them. We were also able to decide without guilt or feeling obligation whether this person was the one we could actually LIVE with for the rest of our lives.
Whether it be for religious reasons, nerves, or just straight-up timing, some people choose to wait until marriage to have sex for the first time. And whether it's as magical as a double rainbow or awkward as an ob-gyn visit, one thing's for sure: Sex on your wedding night is anything but predictable. We waited until the night after the wedding, which was the first night of our honeymoon.
Sexual intimacy is a gift from God to be enjoyed within marriage. But choosing to save sex for marriage is difficult for young people, especailly in today's society. Young people need to know the many benefits of saving sex for marriage.