Chronic: Premarital Sex

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This case study talks about an issue that is becoming more and more chronic and alarming. For our culture, for the youth and for the future generation. We often hear the elders or adults say that “Today’s age is very different from what we have been through and experienced during our time.” And it is true. Together with the fast evolution of technology, so did the youths change. And what was that? It’s premarital sex. Is it ok to have premarital sex? That is a common question among teens and engaged couples. Perhaps you are in a relationship that is progressing in that direction, but you're not sure what to do. In your mind, you are probably weighing the pros and cons of premarital sex. On the positive side of the scale, there is acceptance from your peers, hope for pleasure, make the one you love feel loved and the fulfillment of sexual desires. The negative side of the scale carries the weights of morals, fear of unwanted pregnancy or disease, guilt and regrets. But maybe there is something inside you, like a voice in your head, that is making you uncertain about whether or not sex before marriage is a right or wrong action. Many people refer to this voice as their conscience. How can you know if your "conscience" is right? Premarital sex, moral or immoral?

Morality is a factor for many people when deciding whether or not to have premarital sex. Is it a factor for you? At this day and age, teens are becoming more and more aggressive and impulsive. They tend to be so smart and would want to know about everything. Sometimes they do certain things without thinking about it once, twice or thrice. What is immoral about having premarital sex?

On the other side, premarital sex is an immoral deed because it violates the word of God. The Bible explains, "…The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body" (1 Corinthians 6:13). Verse 18 of this chapter goes on to say, "Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body." Galatians 5:19 speaks the same, "The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity…" Ephesians 5:3 says it most plainly, "But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people." From these verses, we see that the Bible promotes complete and total abstinence from premarital sex. Hearing different opinions and so much comments upon the discussion or the topic of premarital sex what does it really mean? Or what really is premarital sex? A word that we’ve been commonly hearing nowadays.

The Bible refers to premarital sex as fornication. That's a word we don't hear much these days, so what does it mean? Fornication is sexual intercourse between people who are not married to each other. The only distinction the Bible makes between premarital sex and adultery is that adultery involves married persons while fornication involves those who are unmarried. Premarital sex is just as much of a sin as adultery and all other forms of sexual immorality. They all involve having sexual relations with someone you are not married to.  Premarital sex is sexual intercourse engaged in by persons who are unmarried or in other words, it is sex before marriage. Going back to biblical times, premarital sex is referred to as “fornication”. It is forbidden, for sex creates a “one flesh” bond between two people. This powerful emotional attachment was designed by God only for married people.  But why do unmarried people or those who are in a relationship also engage to this kind of activity? Teenagers who feel incomplete, inadequate and unappreciated are more likely to seek comfort in a sexual relationship.  But those with a life rich in relationships, family traditions, activities, interests and — most of all — consistent love and affirmation are less likely to embark on a desperate search...
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