A recent article was released that Seattle Seahawks quarter back Russell Wilson, has decided to wait until marriage to have sex with his girlfriend Ciara. He stated that God told him to abstain from having sex until marriage. He also asked the congregation at The Rock church to pray for them.
Has abstinence gone out of style? I have much respect for Russell Wilson making a public statement about not having sex before marriage. It shows that he is a God fearing man that loves the Lord.
God designed sex for male and female that are married. He also designed sex for procreation. (Read Genesis 1:27-28) Sex is a good thing if it’s done according to God’s plan. Intimacy is developed between two people when they join together in sexual acts. Sex before marriage is a sin, PERIOD.
God put his foot down regarding sex before marriage. 1 Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men (NIV)
Practicing abstinence, before marriage may not be easy for many of us! It requires that we be committed to God’s word and have self-control. Most of us know that sex before marriage can lead to having children out of wedlock. Many of those relationships don’t last and are heart breaking. The children grow up without both parents being present in the home or even in their lives.
Sex before marriage often time leads to women having abortions for unwanted children. Sexually transmitted diseases often occur in causal relationships and this can be damaging to the physical body. There are some diseases that are curable but there are some that are not. There is usually emotional damage done when you have sex before marriage. Our relationship with God is damaged when we are disobedient to his word. It also harms our relationships with others that are in the world. How can we effectively spread the gospel, when we are ourselves are doing the same thing that the lost are doing? People are watching our Christian lifestyles and if they don’t line up with the word of God then it’s hard to minister to them and they often times will resist the message. Emotional damage can come from not being able to trust if the other person is able to have sex control by just having sex with just you.
If we have had sex outside of marriage… You may be wondering how do to I move forward? First, we want to acknowledge that we have sinned against God and ask God for forgiveness. Second, NO MORE SEX!
Yes, Russell Wilson is doing the right thing by waiting until marriage to have sex. We as singles can also do the right thing by waiting until marriage to have sex. We must fear God and keep his commandments. If you see a future with someone you are dating it’s better to wait until marriage to have sex. Do it the right way! Be courageous and make a popular decision not go with the masses but to go with God’s plan!
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