Monday, February 13, 2012

Worth the Wait

Physical intimacy before marriage is the popular (and easy) thing to do, but is it worth the guilt and dishonor? In this sex-obsessed generation, it is practically impossible to live without having some kind of regret relating to physical intimacy. Here are a few of Cary Schmidt's "20 Reasons to Avoid Premarital Sex:"

-It presents huge physical risk—diseases and illness are rampant among those who engage in this lifestyle.

-It is disappointing at the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels—the only physical intimacy that exceeds expectations is that founded on long-term commitment and marital growth.

-It creates a spiritual/emotional bond without commitment—this only breeds resentment, bitterness, and the feeling of being used. It says something like this, “I don’t love you enough to commit to you, but I love me enough to use you.”

To read the full blog post, click here. I plead with you, don't wait to agree with this counsel until you know it's true through experience. Take it from Bro. Schmidt when he writes, "A life of wonderful, married intimacy is well worth the wait!"

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