I can see that sex is bad for teens, but why save sex for marriage?

  • The only way to guarantee freedom from sexually transmitted infections is when two uninfected people stay faithful to each other.
  • The vast majority of teens say they hope to be married one day. Saving sex for marriage helps to give that marriage the best possible start.
  • Cohabitation is different from marriage in several particulars. The public commitment and public promises give it a meaning and purpose. The average cohabitation lasts two years before either dissolving or marrying. Marriages do end in divorce but are much more likely to last for life.
  • In 60% of cases living together leads to living alone.
  • Marriages where the partners have saved sex for each other are much more likely to succeed.
  • The sexual bond will be a stronger emotional bond as it has not been weakened by attaching to many partners.
  • Married people report the most mutually fulfilling sex lives.
  • Children brought up with married parents do better in every department of life.

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