Posted by Amy Orr-Ewing Morality. The question you have most been dreading comes — What is wrong with sex before marriage? What on earth are you going to say? In the gospels, Jesus was asked many difficult questions and he frequently responded with a question, before answering more fully. He did this so often that I think we are probably meant to notice it and learn something. What question might we ask here?
What Does the Bible Say about Sex before Marriage?
Is Sex Before Marriage a Sin?
I am a Christian and I have sex with my girlfriend. I believe I'm going to marry her, but I want to know where in the Bible it says not to have sex before marriage. The Bible is filled with lots of info about sex, and believe it or not, God thinks it's a great idea! And why shouldn't He, He invented it. See also, "Is it OK to kiss my girlfriend?
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.
Photo by A. Do you know unmarried couples who attend church, have consensual sex, and may even live together? According to a study by the Barna Group,. The majority of American adults believe cohabitation is generally a good idea.