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Sex and the Single Christian

A gripping “Part 1 of a Two-Part Series on Singles, Sexuality, and the Church” is locked and loaded at AgapePress. This mind-numbing article at least acknowledges there’s a whole lot of single Christians f*cking outside of marriage. Of course, the lack of ability to control their urges and remain ‘sexually pure’ is the media and society’s fault.

Sadly, the mindset of America’s sex-saturated culture is far removed from a biblical depiction of the God-given gift of sex within marriage, sending a plethora of lies to the nation’s approximate 82 million singles, as calculated by The Barna Group. Such lies are deceiving all types of singles.

For example, “Christian communities aren’t immune to the sexual revolution,” Winner writes in Christianity Today. “Three surveys of single Christians conducted in the 1990s turned up a lot of premarital sex: Approximately one-third of the respondents were virgins — that means, of course, that two-thirds were not.”

Without conducting formal research on the notion that sexual activity is increasing among singles who claim to be Christians, Dr. Henry Cloud, clinical psychologist and author, is aware of the problem. “It does appear in today’s society that the cultural influences of more sexual expression outside of marriage has had its influence in the church.”

…[Jason] Illian was on the third season of ABC’s The Bachelorette, a reality series where a single woman searches for her soul mate among a group of 25 eligible bachelors as America watches from their living rooms. Although AFA Journal finds little redeeming value in reality shows like The Bachelorette, Illian viewed his participation in the show as an opportunity to share a godly approach to relationships using a secular platform. His efforts proved worthwhile by increasing his visibility, opening doors for him to share a biblical message in a sex-saturated world and bringing a renewed sense of hope to those seeking purity.

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