Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tough Subject- Why wait?

If you have ever gone to church much you have head how you should wait until marriage to have sex. It is taught, taught, and then taught some more. Do we ever here why we should not have sex before marriage though? The fact is God says in the Bible to flee (run) from all sexual immorality.




1 Corinthians 6:18a Flee from sexual immorality.



2 Timothy 2:22 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.



What good comes from waiting? It often seems like the ones, “Doing it” are having more fun. Is that true? I would like to show you how it is not. It may seem that way now, yet in the long run it is terribly wrong. The decisions you make today determine your future. Bad decisions now can lead to a life full of heartache. Here are some good things that come from obeying God and restraining from having sex until marriage. Some may be obvious, none the less true.



~No unplanned pregnancies

~No possibility of getting a STD or Aids

~You reputation can’t be messed up

~You will be closer to God

~You will never have to admit to your husband that you, “messed up” one night

~You will never have to tell you children that you had sex before marriage, but you rather them not

~ You will never have to deal with guilt

~You will never compare your husband with you past “lovers”



Girls I want to challenge you to not only not have sex, but to completely RUN from sexual immorality. Each girl has a different view of what “immorality” is. My personal standard is that I do not want to kiss a guy until my wedding day. Now, do I think kissing is wrong? Not really. I just know for myself that it is like taking a first step down on a slippery wet slide. Kissing turns into making out, making out leads to hands going places they should not go, that leads to other things. So on and so on. Before you know it you have gone places and done things that you never thought you would go. I choose to stop it before it ever even gets started. Where is you stopping place? Some girls struggle when just holding hands. Others can make out and not think a thing. Only you and God know where you are. Pray and seek the face of God…. Today’s decisions are the ones that determine your future!



All His,
JEN

1 comment:

Lady Rose said...

Jennifer,

I think your writing on this difficult subject contains a balanced view point, while providing encouragment without being judgmental. I pray that young unmarried ladies who read this post will be edified by it.

-Lady Rose