To Divorce-Proof Yourself, Don’t Have Premarital Sex: Report

Some say it’s good to have a lot of sex partners before marriage so you get used to trying people out and can find what you like. Others, like me, have said that’s crazy talk. If you get used to shopping around before marriage, you’re developing a bad habit of loving and leaving that will make you more likely to divorce once married. A new study provides more ammunition for the latter idea. The study, of women who married in the 2000s, purports to find a “counterintuitive” result: That both women with zero to one and with three to nine sex partners are less likely to divorce than ladies with two or more than ten partners. Therefore, it says, “the relationship between divorce and the number of sexual partners women have prior to marriage is not linear.” But take a look at the graph. If you learned elementary-school-level graph-reading skills, you will see that only one sex partner frequency — the spouse only – no sex partners before marriage — is associated with extremely low divorce rates five years into marriage: graph — http://thefederalist.com/2016/06/06/report-to-divorce-proof-yourself-dont-have-premarital-sex/ So what do we see here? That women who married in the 2000s were least likely to divorce if they had no sex partners before marriage, at a rate of approximately 6 percent. That’s almost divorce-proof. Even just one sex partner before marriage moved up a woman’s chances of divorce within five years of marriage to one in five chances, at a 20 percent rate. Even though there’s a small dip between two and ten sex partners before marriage, the divorce rate for every other...

Abstinence Programs Reduce Teen Pregnancy by 40% (4/04)

A study released 4/04 by the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. found that programs which promote abstinence reduce the rate of unwed teen pregnancies by at least 40% and are 12 times more likely to be virgins when they marry. These findings concur with those of nine other research projects on the effects of abstinence pledges on teenage sexual practices. The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health found that abstinence pledges affected teens years later. Those who made an abstinence commitment were more likely to marry than to initiate out-of-wedlock sex. The Heritage Foundation study notes that the long-term effects of abstinence pledges are “substantial and almost impossible to erase” and that they work because they initiate an “identity movement” or “moral community” that provides peer support for teens. [LifeWay Press Release, 04/16/04; 21APR04, Abstinence Clearinghouse E-mail...

Parents' Vigilant Watch Helps to Delay Teen Sex (APAM,8/05)

Teenagers whose parents keep a close eye on their comings and goings may hang on to their virginity longer, a new study suggests. This parental influence was particularly strong among girls, according to findings published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. The study included 307 14- to 18-year-olds who had not yet had sex. Researchers led by Dr. John A. Sieverding, who was with the University of California, San Francisco at the time, interviewed the teenagers about their attitudes toward sex and whether they intended to have sex in the next 6 months… They also answered questions about their friends’ sexual behavior and whether their parents “successfully” kept tabs on where they were when they were not at home. Overall, the study found, teenagers whose parents truly knew their comings and goings were less likely to intend to have sex in the near future. When the researchers interviewed the teens again 6 months later, some said they had started having sex — particularly those who had said they intended to do so. A parent’s watchful eye had a stronger influence on girls’ intentions, even among those with a “favorable attitude” toward sex, the researchers found. Parents who successfully monitor their kids, as opposed to those who try but fail, may be better communicators, according to Sieverding and his colleagues. Parents and children, they point out, must have an open, truthful relationship in order for parents to know where their kids are and whom they are with. Parents who are “skilled” in communication, the researchers note, may also be more successful at instilling their beliefs about sex in...

On the Verge of Virginity

What is YOUR sex-image?   –> Sex for sale, where the prostitute sells his or her body for another's sexual pleasure?   –> Sex for kicks, where the playboy or playgirl uses his or her body for sexual pleasure?    –> Sex to pass time, to ward off boredom for a little while?    –> Sex for trade, when the sexually immature trades his or her body for gratification, for a sense of security to have a steady, for experience, or for a desire for "love"?   Or sex for true love, when the mature person keeps sexpression until marriage because only then does sexual intercourse mean what is says: permanent, committed love!     Diamonds Symbolize Permanent Committed Love   Sexual abstinence keeps you FREE physically:  –> free from pregnancy and STDs (sexually transmitted diseases)  –> free from the bother and dangers of the pill, the IUD, the patch, and other birth control methods. Abstinence is the only 100% certain and safe method of preventing pregnancy and diseases.   Your virginity keeps you FREE emotionally:  –> free from exploitation by others   –> free from guilt, doubt, disappointment, and loss of reputation   Staying a virgin until marriage also keeps you FREE socially:  –> free to make decisions about your life which might not be open to you if you get into sexual activity too soon  –> free to use sex-energy for growth in other areas  –> free to develop many different friendships to help you grow and mature more fully. No other sex lifestyle can make these claims!!  ...