Tweens & Teens!

Click here for kewl stuff…     Tweens & Teens!   Did you click this link to find out about sex? Good! What do you want to know? Other sites may tell you what you think you want to hear, but we will tell you what is medically accurate.   So, which way do you think will really protect you the most? If you want to hear that having sex is OK for teens, for 20-somethings, or even 30-somethings who are NOT in a life-long committed relationship (that means marriage), think again. Diseases, pregnancy, emotional damage, broken trust, inability to emotionally bond to another person, guilt, depression, suicidal thoughts & attempts are just waiting to visit you in any hooking up you plan — or allow — to get involved in. As much as some want you to believe that we are just like the animals, and that sex is just a pleasurable activity to do anytime, anywhere, with anyone, or with anything, you might want to think about the fact that you can, well, THINK… and REMEMBER. Do you want to someday meet that person you really love, and realize you need to keep your whole past a secret, because you are ashamed of things you did? Do you want to spend your whole future regretting your past? Do you want to marry that special person, and then as you marry and start to make love, you keep having flash-backs of OTHER PEOPLE you had sex with? You won’t even be able to enjoy sex with the Love of Your Life because all you can see is other...

Cohabitation vs. Marriage

  COHABITATION  vs.  MARRIAGE      The NATIONAL MARRIAGE PROJECT provides the latest and most reliable data available to marriage, divorce, cohabitation, fragile families with children, and youth attitudes about marriage and family. They have two updated reports: "Should We Live Together? What Young Adults Need to Know About Cohabitation Before Marriage" and "The State of Our Unions: 2002"; 732.932.2722.       The NATIONAL MARRIAGE PROJECT provides the latest and most reliable data available to marriage, divorce, cohabitation, fragile families with children, and youth attitudes about marriage and family. They have two updated reports: "Should We Live Together? What Young Adults Need to Know About Cohabitation Before Marriage" and "The State of Our Unions: 2002"; 732.932.2722.                 http://marriage.rutgers.edu         [email protected] 26 RESEARCH FINDINGS Finding #1.   Those who are sexually active before marriage have greater behavioral problems. According to a study reported in Pediatrics, early sexual activity leads to serious behavioral problems. Of 1500 girls studied, non-virgin girls were 2.5 times more likely to have used alcohol than virgins, 6.2 times more likely to have smoked marijuana, and 4.3 times more likely to have attempted suicide. Boys were seven times more likely to have been arrested or picked up by police. Those living together often do so to "prove" their love to their partner. Finding #2.   Those who live together before marriage abuse each other more often and more severely than dating couples or married couples. Numerous studies have found that physical attacks are clearly much more common and more severe among live-in couples than among those who are married (e.g., Scott 1994:79; Jackson 1996 and others below). The U.S. Justice Dept. found that women...