The mattress companies and the little blue pill companies are unashamedly advertising to “partners”, not spouses, and to first dates because, they say, what women want most is a man who can perform.
After all of the cultural shift that promised free love with no ties or obligations, is that the reality we are seeing? No.
There is an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases. Sex outside of marriage is playing Russian Roulette.
There are broken hearts and broken homes. The home is being devastated by the broken trust created by men and women having sex with others.
There are the single mothers raising their children with money being taken out of paychecks of the men who sired the children. And he should pay, but there is no free love that has no obligation.
There are the #metoo accusations. The casting couch had it’s heyday, but the time has come to pay the piper. Bill Cosby and so many elitists were praised while their sexual practices were ignored. But remember that the Bible says you reap what you sow. There is always a day of reckoning.
“Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” Heb. 13:4.
Maybe the free love and easy divorce attitude is changing. Bloomberg news reports on how Millennials are troubled at what their parents did to them and are themselves staying married.1 We must pray that this becomes the trend. It is certainly God’s will. Marriage is for life and we in the church need to be the voice of reason and truth that encourages this positive trend.
If you have sex in your teens, things happen that can forever change your life. So wait for marriage. If you think you can have a secret rendezvous, think again. Remember the website that a few years ago advertised to set up a no strings attached sexual encounter with someone else in the service? Remember that somehow all of the database was leaked? And the embarrassment, shame, and heartache it caused is incalculable.
God made sexual relations to be shared within the committed love of a man and woman who have entered marriage. Wait for marriage and then stay married and remain faithful in marriage.