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Popular Sexual Myths

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Here are a few of today’s myths:

“People can’t help falling in love.”
We may be attracted to someone at first sight but true biblical love is something that grows. It isn’t selfish and is based on respect and admiration for another person’s character and godly attributes (1 Corinthians 13:4-8 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 4 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil; 6 Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Charity never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
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“People have to engage in sex.”
No one ever died from not having sex. Waiting to awaken sexual activity at the right time (after marriage) is important (Song Of Solomon 3:5 Song Of Solomon 3:5I charge you, O you daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that you stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.
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“If you’ve already had sex, your life is ruined.”
God always offers us the opportunity to repent, to admit that we’ve sinned and to then live properly. The advice we are given under these circumstances is the same Jesus gave the woman caught in the act of adultery: “Go and sin no more” (John 8:11 John 8:11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more.
American King James Version×

“Everybody’s doing it.”
According to songs and movies, one would think this is true. But it isn’t. Even in the United States more young people graduate from high school today not having had sex than those who have. And the number of those abstaining is increasing.

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