Why wait? Everyone is doing it!

Why young Christians aren’t waiting anymore

By John Blake,  CNN

(CNN) –True love doesn’t wait after all.

That’s the implication in the upcoming October issue of an evangelical magazine that claims that young, unmarried Christians are having premarital sex almost as much as their non-Christian peers.

The article in Relevant magazine, entitled “(Almost) Everyone’s Doing It,” cited several studies examining the sexual activity of single Christians. One of the biggest surprises was a December 2009 study, conducted by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, which included information on sexual activity.

While the study’s primary report did not explore religion, some additional analysis focusing on sexual activity and religious identification yielded this result: 80 percent of unmarried evangelical young adults (18 to 29said that they have had sex – slightly less than 88 percent of unmarried adultsaccording to the teen pregnancy prevention organization.

The article highlights what challenges abstinence movements face. Movements such as “True Love Waits,” encourage teens to wear purity rings, sign virginity pledges and pledge chastity during public ceremonies.

Yet many of these Christian youths eventually abandon their purity pledges, Relevant’s Tyler Charles concludes in the article. Tyler talked to people like “Maria,” an evangelical woman who said she wanted to wait until marriage to have sex.

But she said she started having sex with her college boyfriend when she turned 20 because nearly everyone, even most of  her Christian friends, were having sex.

Maria:

It seemed everyone in my life, older and younger, had “done it.” In fact, I waited longer than most people I knew and longer than both of my sisters, even though we were all Christians and came from a good home.

Relevant theorizes about why it’s so hard for so many young Christians to wait, including the saturation of sex in popular culture, the prevalence of pornography and a popular “do what feels good philosophy.”

Comment by Wickus:

It is a sad state that the church is in. The church does not speak about sin and judgment anymore. I wonder sometimes, what is worse; the gay movement or the world church. Both is an abomination to the Lord. Is the one sin bigger than the other sin? We have a combination of a great stench going up in God’s nostrils.

 

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2 thoughts on “Why wait? Everyone is doing it!

  1. And pretribbers claim the Church is a Bride without spot or wrinkle or ANY SUCH THING and ready to be joined to Christ in marriage at any moment……..it’s time that judgement begin at the house of God.

    Christ’s blood covers our individual sins, without any doubt…….but what of the ones that are unconfessed within the body? We are unclean as a body…..and IMO only God can purify us AS A BODY before He joins us to His Son.

    Just my opinion and thoughts but I feel they are supported by the Word of God.

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  2. 1 John 1:8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

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