A Case for Abstinence:
We’ve all watched TV and movies where actors engage in immorality about as often as they eat dessert. After awhile, we get immune and shrug off sex outside of marriage. Not good. In Genesis one, God created male and female and gave them a commission to have children and fill the earth. So it’s very clear from the beginning that sex and children go with marriage and family. God designed sex for marriage.
We can’t allow ourselves to be duped into passivity on this topic. Many problems we face today come from separating sex from marriage and children. What kind of messages are we passing on to our offspring/the next generation? (Remember it takes one generation to lose the truth.) More than that, we need to compare and contrast cultural messages with Scripture. Stepping outside of God’s design brings unpleasant consequences.
Gretchen Goldsmith is the president and CEO of Rose Publishing. She has written on some of the problems that come along with illicit sex. You may learn more about her here.