A lot of people these days, most especially the youth are avoiding taking something called the “purity pledge,” wherein they vow not to have sex until they get married.
Hey, I’m all for people putting off sex until marriage. Even with safe sex, sex comes with responsibilities. Once sex enters the equation, a relationship is never the same.
Is sex important in a romantic relationship? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this. Everyone’s different, and what’s important for some may not be at all important for others.
1. Sex before marriage clouds their judgment on important decisions, especially when there are red flags in the relationship that need attention.
2. Waiting until marriage preserves the sacredness of sex between the couple.
3. Not giving in to their desires teaches the couple self-control, which also helps them avoid the urge to cheat on each other.
4. Avoiding sex saves either party from “feeling used” should the other call it quits.
5. An unplanned pregnancy and/or STD, which can cripple an otherwise healthy relationship, will not be an issue.
6. Avoiding sex helps them focus on building the emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of the relationship.
7. Should a break-up become necessary, soul-tie consequences will most likely be avoided.
8. Neither party would have to live with sexual guilt or unnecessary awkwardness.
9. Avoiding sex before marriage keeps the couple focused on their marriage plans.
10. The discipline and self-control to avoid sex before marriage builds trust for when they are married.
Do you think it’s a good idea to have sex before marriage?