I’m ashamed to say that I was living in sin with my boyfriend. We have been dating for about 18 months, and during that time we engaged in sinful activity– activity that should only be done between married spouses.
I’m announcing this, because I can no longer hide that I am four months pregnant and we want to keep the baby. I’m letting you know that my boyfriend and I are getting married and making the situation right.
I’m asking the young ladies out there that are my fans to forgive me, to not follow my example and to remain abstinent until marriage.
Or at least, that’s what she should have said.
Instead, Miss Pressly stated that she’s excited: “I’m healthy, the baby’s healthy. We’re good.”
We’ve talked about how the simplicity of life has been robbed from us. Now we see the logical next step– the glorification of immoral behavior. You see, at one point in time Miss Pressly would probably had disappeared for a little while until the marriage was out or something could have been arranged. There once was a stigma associated with sleeping around, to being sexually available to your boyfriend.
Now we’re seeing the total opposite of the spectrum where people like Miss Pressly and Ms. Johansson are able to glorify promiscuity or pre-marital sex and they are exalted.
“We are supposed to be liberated in America but if our President had his way, we wouldn’t be educated about sex at all. Every woman would have six children and we wouldn’t be able to have abortions.”
This glorification of self indulgence is one of the factors that is polluting and eroding marriage. It is tearing apart families, spreading disease, and causing instability in lives and yet it is that which is lifted on high as something to be happy about. A recent survey shows just how this problem is effecting our culture stating that 4 in 10 babies are born out of wedlock. And contrary to what you’re probably thinking, the problem is not teens. We’ve glorified cohabitation and pre-marital sex, and one wonders how we’ll ever go back.
I firmly believe in abstinence outside of marriage, fidelity in marriage. I believe that it should be practiced for the following reasons:
- It follows the Biblical example of how the church and Christ interrelate.
- It allows us to give ourselves wholly to our spouse.
- It teaches us that sexual pleasure is something that we seek to give to our spouse rather than to get solely for self.
For further thought, check out the post on Pre-Marital Sex on MyPrivateJoy. In any case, if you practiced abstinence and fidelity we wouldn’t have to be tested, Ms. Johansson, and we would have the support system of our marriages, and we would be putting the establishment of that relationship it its correct location instead of giving it the afterthought that many seem to give it today.