Eighty percent of Christians have had sex before marriage. But isn’t sex before marriage a sin?
By: A.J. Niles
Pre-maritial sex is a huge issue for Christians to deal with. In many respects, its bigger than the same-sex marriage debate. As clear as the Bible is on this subject, with the combination of people getting married at an older age than in the past, hyper-sexualized images on the internet, movies and television, it’s harder to fight the urge to have sex.
Eighty percent of Christians could not resist the urge and had sex before marriage.
According to the Christian Post,
Of those 80 percent of Christians who said they have had sex before marriage, 64 percent have done so within the last year and 42 percent are in a current sexual relationship, said Relevant writer Tyler Charles, analyzing the study that did not look into religious identification initially.
In addition to the constant images of sex one sees on television, young Christians will also receive pressure from their partner and friends to participate in sex before their marriage. Many men and women will break off entire relationships with their partner if they cannot have sex. “I have broken up with women that wanted to practice celibacy.” Said Darryl Thompson, 25, of Lithonia, Georgia.
“I know as a Christian I should wait before marriage, but I started having sex at 16. It is something that is really difficult to stop and I feel that God knows my heart.”
Sex before marriage is something that more Churches and Christians have to face. It is an issue that can have serious consequences, from unwanted pregnancies to STD’s and broken hearts. Not to mention, pre-maritial sex is a sin and according to the Bible, it can cause you not to receive eternal life in Heaven, if that is what you believe.
So what are your thoughts on this touchy ssubject? Should people wait to have sex until they are married?