31 January 2013
That Crazy Little Thing Called Love
The following verse is from 1 Corinthians 13:4-7:
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always hopes, always perseveres.” This verse is an example of many peoples view on a kind of love that is “perfect”, a kind of love that is understanding, non-judgmental and, most importantly, respectful. As individuals, everyone has their own cultural and social beliefs that they must uphold. Is sex before marriage okay? Is sex before marriage not okay? There are many questions surrounding the debate on whether sex before marriage should be frowned upon or if it should just be accepted and people shouldn’t be judged about it. Different people have their own opinions and everyone tends to think that their opinion is right.
In general, sex is a very private and special thing no matter how old or what kind of person someone is. Your sexuality is a huge part of who you are as a person. Sex should be between consenting adults. Not because people need to be a certain age to have sexual interactions per-say, but because of the amount of mental risks that are involved with them. There are many emotional consequences of premarital sexual involvement and many worries that come along with it. Worry about pregnancy and STD’s is normally at the top of the list. For many people, this is a huge emotional stress and can really take a toll of a person family life and social life. Regret, self-recrimination and guilt come next. For girls, they are more likely to “see sex as a sign of commitment in the relationship” and when all of a sudden the relationship gets broken off, they feel cheated and cheap (Linkota, Par. 4). Also with the guiltiness comes a kind of...