Author Dannah Gresh speaks candidly about God’s design for sexuality and offers a biblical perspective on why physical intimacy is reserved for a committed marriage.
She also offers advice for how parents can talk to their kids about sex.
Mia: Dudes marry later now because they can get all the free sex they want without putting a ring on it. The world has shifted, and you can't really blame young men for taking advantage of the kind of sexual freedom their grandfathers could only dream of. Instead of confronting him, why not just ask him if he's having sex with anyone else? Or is he just a single guy who has no interest in a single gal relationship?
These days, all of their physical needs can be met, and they can even have babies with multiple women and get very little social pushback. Q: I've been talking to this guy for a couple of weeks who seems like he has it together. If you are sleeping with him, that's something you need to know. If he's a good guy, he won't mind discussing things. But Mia's right on one thing: If he's playing with others, make sure you're protected from playing with disease.
Or you can use sex to say something beautiful like 'I love you,'" Constantino Khalaf said.
"Sex can be used to say 'I am yours, you are mine' -- the idea of a marriage covenant." Their beliefs in sex are rooted in a theology of marriage that reserves sexual intimacy until they make that sacred covenant.
My boomer generation waited until our mid- to late 20s. There are also ways to meet millions of men or women, far, far more than the old days. Perfect matches are the product of work and compromise on each side.
My parents' generation almost unanimously married by 21 or 22. I've noticed that's also the case with many other men and women around that age.The organization, which hosts an annual gathering of LGBTQ Christians, works at the intersections of Christianity, sexuality and gender identity.More than a thousand people arrive from all around the country and the world for a weekend of fellowship and worship, in addition to regional functions for individuals throughout the year.I don’t mean that your future spouse will be perfect or that you will think alike or always agree on everything. But I do believe that if you seek God’s guidance, He will lead you to the person who is going to be the match for you.I believe that God pairs us up with people that complement the gifts, talents, and personalities that He has given us – if we let Him. The guys I dated before I began dating my husband were not all bad guys. We genuinely cared about each other and had fun together.I can’t say that I’m an expert on relationships, but if there is one thing that I feel like God taught me during my dating years (and it took about three years too many for me to learn this) it is that you should never settle for less than God’s best.