We all know, Christianity says how you should stay pure until marriage, and the church teaches that, somewhat. Well, thinking back a bit to Bristol Palin, who was a bit dumb to not use birth control, had a point when she said abstinence till marriage isn't realistic in this day and age.
Anyway. Most of us middle class kids know that you don't get married as a teenager. You're just not experienced enough, ready, etc. We know, because our parents and society tells us this. I mean, who could afford to get married as a teen? Then what? Two teenagers scraping by in an apartment, maybe one will have a college degree by 24? So we know, you get married after college, when you're ready. Average age of marriage is what, 28 for men, 26 for women?
Okay. Let's say people actually follow Scripture, and refrain from having sex until marriage. Most people are totally ready for sex by 17, 18. If a man or woman has been ready and wanting to have sex for 9, 10 years--or even if you half that, and say 4 years, 5 years--will a person even care about sex enough to marry? Let's face is, if you're 23, and a virgin, you've either got great willpower, or you have a really low sex drive, or something.
Anyway. So that's the question. In short summary--given that marriage is pretty impractical for most Americans until about 23 or so, at earliest, and Christianity teaches that you need to wait until marriage for sex--does following Christianity make people celibate? Because if you've got the willpower to kill your sex drive and wait until you're 23, is it even worth the bother of then learning how to date and going through the trouble and the agony of marriage, given that sex won't be a factor?
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Since sex is meant for marriage, I heard that when people have sex before marriage, then theyre already like a married couple. Anyways, yea I'm still a virgin, and I'm curious about sex. But I have the willpower to not do it before sex. I don't think there's a problem with waiting for marriage.0
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