Several years ago, a friend of mine invited me and my husband to have dinner with her and her new boyfriend. The reason? She wanted to prove to him that it is possible to avoid sex before marriage—and we are that proof. He was so convinced no one could wait to have sex that it took meeting us face-to-face to believe it. Look! We’re real!
According to a 2017 CDC survey, about half of teens are sexually active. That means half of them are not sexually active. Yet our culture seems to accept universally that teenage dating and sex go hand-in-hand. And that’s just one of the lies our teens believe that lead them to make dangerous decisions. Mom, you need to know these 5 lies our kids are hearing so you can teach them the truth.
I couldn’t agree more. It breaks my heart to hear this kind of thing. It hits a bit close to home for me since, before I converted to Catholicism, I bought into the lie that waiting until marriage just wasn’t a thing that happened in society anymore. I’d never met anyone at that point who’d done it that way and even though I only ever dated as a means of finding my future spouse, it was still difficult for me to imagine. Having now found my husband, I can confirm it’s not only possible but a thousand times better than the alternative. More people need to hear this. Thanks for posting.