Twenty years later, that ritual strikes me as almost innocuous — how much power do we give to the scribbled signature of a teenager who had only the faintest idea what sex was? Yet it also carried a psychological burden that many of my peers and I are still unloading. It held out the promise that if I remained pure, then God would reward good behavior with a husband — surely before I turned 30 so that we could have lots of children. Twenty years later, I no longer subscribe to purity culture, largely because it never had anything to say to Christians past the age of Yet lately, I also find myself mourning the loss of the coherent sexual ethic that purity culture tried to offer.
What is wrong with sex before marriage?
What is wrong with sex before marriage? | Zacharias Trust | RZIM Europe
Excerpted from "The Illusion of God's Presence". Why does God want us to mutilate our genitals, and especially those of our children? Why does the creator of this infinitely vast universe care so much about what we do with our sexual organs as adults? Why is lust considered sinful? Why was Jesus born of a virgin, and, according to Catholics, his mother also?
Does God Hate Sex?
Religion and sex, avocados and toast, Kanye and Kim In some ways of course, the words 'religion' and 'sex' are often seen together, bandied about with phrases like "steer clear", "not with them", "can't use that" and "after marriage" attached. Generally speaking however, the two tend to avoid each other like the plague. The divine doesn't seem to want to muddy its clear, holy waters with something so messy, normal and
The following message, first preached by Billy Graham more than 60 years ago, is so fitting that it could have been written yesterday. Let it change yours. From the very beginning, God has given us moral laws governing the subject of sex that are absolute and unchangeable. Nowhere does the Bible teach that sex in itself is a sin. But from Genesis to Revelation, the Bible condemns the wrong use of sex.