Way back in 1947 there were 245 male college students for every 100 female college students. Today that same statistic goes like this: for every 100 females there are 74 males available on college campuses.
In the book, Premarital Sex in America, authors Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker found that over three-fourths of 18–23-year-old woman are in dating relationships that are sexual. They said that in their studies those women involved in “one-night stands” felt disrespected. They share that guys control when the dating begins and girls control when sexual activity begins.
Often, when the dating relationship becomes sexual, the long-term aspect of the relationship is cheapened to a physical connection only. Couples who abstain from sex grow a healthier, closer, more respectful relationship as they honor one another’s value before God.
Men and women who desire to honor God first, save themselves sexually for their life mate and remain unspoiled by not mixing the intimate act of sex before the intimate commitment of marriage are happier, healthier, less depressed, and less damaged emotionally.
God has always had a better plan when it comes to dating and honoring another. Titus tells us, “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.”
You are far more than someone else’s sexual possession. Never lower yourself below God’s glorious ideal for you.
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