Culture and Dating Sex outside of marriage is now the norm, a huge change from just a century ago. Here are some shocking statistics taken from my book, Religion Saves: The bottom line of all this is that Satan is still a liar.Though our culture wants to make cohabitation and casual sex seem normative and healthy, the statistics tell the truth—it’s destructive.
God’s plan of chastity before marriage and fidelity in marriage is still the best plan. I was not a virgin when I met Grace at the age of seventeen.
We were sleeping together until God saved me in college and I got some decent Bible teaching about sex.
We had set in motion a pattern of guilt and selfishness that took years to break and hurt the first years of our marriage.
Yet another evangelical personality has announced that not only are he and his wife separating—this after he wrote a widely-read book on dating and courtship—but he has grave doubts about the truth of Christianity and he is intent on starting a podcast to share those doubts with the world.
Cars gave young people freedoms and mobility they never had previously, resulting in increased opportunities for men and women to go out alone and increased temptations for drunkenness and sexual sin.
Socially, the rise of the car resulted in women being interested in men who were rich enough to afford a nice car and take them on nice dates, and men in turn pursued women who were the prettiest and most sexual.Additionally, that decade saw the first widely available pornography magazine, Playboy, resulting in a shift in the way our society viewed the body and sex.The 1970s cemented the concept of dating and casual sex as normative by removing any physical consequences through the legalization of abortion in 1973 and making no-fault divorce legal in 1974.And people are waiting longer than ever to marry—women in their mid- to late twenties on average and men closer to thirty.The closer you get to a major city, the more singles you will find—most of them dating, relating, and fornicating.He announced the news of his separation on Instagram, which is something one might expect a movie star to do, and then asked for privacy.