sex before marriage

Yesterday a co-worker and I were talking about the F word and our dislike for it. I said I don't like when people use it synonymously with "having sex." I went on to say it's such a bad word for something so good. I then said, "I mean good, when it's within marriage."

That was followed by an "Oh, Rachael, Rachael, Rachael" in a tone that could only mean "you are so naive."

No, this wasn't the first time I have been called naive. But what gets me is that if you look at the definition of naive, it means:

1. having or showing unaffected simplicity of nature or absence of artificiality; unsophisticated; ingenuous.
2. having or showing a lack of experience, judgment, or information; credulous.
To me, being naive is to think that most people wait until they are married to have sex. I realize that most people don't; therefore I am not naive about it.  However, me saying that sex is a better thing within marriage than outside of marriage is not being naive. It is simply stating scripture:

Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral ~ Hebrew 13:4
I am not trying to judge those that have sex before they are married, I am just stating that it bothers me when people think that just because I believe what I do, that I am being naive.

That is all. 

1 comment:

Sara Pyles said...

You're not naive. You are wise. I love you Rach and love that you stand so strongly behind your beliefs!