Hardly will You be in a Youth or Teenagers gathering without hearing a question at least related to Premarital Sex. That is the in-thing!
However different or interesting the name given to it is, Premarital Sex is same as Fornication which is a sexual sin. We live in a world presently where the idea of Sex comes easily from lyrics of a song, scenes in a trending movie. Even advertisements! now insinuates sexual practices. In a gathering of young adults, the boast of number of persons slept with, is as if declaring the championship belts won in a wrestling match.
On one hand, those who engage in premarital sex talk of their experiences, filled with regrets of their actions while on the other hand, a bunch are being pressured to ‘do it just once’. What a dicey situation!
Premarital sex is now seen as the new cool. Wow!
What is Premarital Sex?
PRE is a word meaning before.
MARITAL refers to a union between a Man and Woman recognized as Husband and Wife. This connotes Marriage.
SEX is the intimate relationship or intercourse between a man and woman.
Fornication is similar to the act of putting the cart before the horse, that is, doing things wrongly or out of proper order. Whether in realization of it or not, Sex before Marriage has serious effects on both parties involved.
Most important thing to note is that Sex is a covenant; the joining of two souls in different bodies. That is why it best saved for Marriage because a union of a Husband and Wife is designed to last for a lifetime. Hebrews 13:4 MSG Honor marriage, and guard the sacredness of sexual intimacy between wife and husband. God draws a firm line against casual and illicit sex.
Myths About Premarital Sex
There are several myths about Premarital sex which majority are buying as the Truth, but a lie is still a lie, no matter how sugarcoated it is!
-Everybody is doing it (Must you? Are you Everybody? That Everybody is doing the wrong thing, doesn’t make it the right thing)
-Love is shown deeper when Sex is involved. (Ask around from those who have engaged in premarital sex. Are they still in love with the one(s) slept with? Love and Lust are different, even in spelling, know the difference!)
-If we don’t have sex now, how do we know who is infertile when we get married? (Excuse you?!)
-Sex is a sign of maturity (Who propounded this theory in the first place? Wisdom shows maturity better)
Peer Pressure is the highest cause of premarital sex. Nobody wants to be called a novice by friends or colleagues when discussing sex-capades. Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
It is YOUR decision to either keep up with the Jones’s in immorality or STAND OUT!
Fornication is not only a sin against God, it is against your own body too.
1Corinthians 6:18 In sexual sin we violate the sacredness of our own bodies, these bodies that were made for God-given and God-modelled love..
You honour God by honouring your body too.
Sex is sweet like honey, ONLY within the confines of Marriage. Let NO ONE pressure You. When the consequence of Fornication comes, you do realize you are on your own. Roger that!