Most Protestants are happy to follow the guidance of their church, especially over the use of contraception. It may come as a surprise that the biblical view of sex is extremely positive. Sex between a husband and his wife is the only form of sexual relations of which God approves. However, there is one example of the condemnation of sex before marriage of a soon-to-be wife who had sex outside of marriage in Deuteronomy
While many Christians recognise that people often do enter into a sexual relationship before they get married, most believe that this is not an ideal situation. In her writing, she advocates a shift from a boundaries-focused sexual ethos to one that promotes and articulates positive practices, such as unmarried individuals living in community, rather than alone.
How can sex be wrong?
God thought of sex — he gave us this wonderful expression of love for another. Here we have a blue print for human sexual love — through the sexual act the man and woman have a new incredible kind of intimacy. I am 34, unmarried and a committed Christian, and have, over time, not held to the purity standards I inherited from my faith community.
The creation story in Genesis shows how male and females are intimately connected to each other:. I never once heard about consent in youth group. The divine image is expressed in both male and female and so the man and woman are equally human despite their physical, anatomical and procreative differences.
Richard Beck, for one, asserted that the primary emphasis of a post-purity sexual ethic should be "making sure that sex and love are always united. The American Baptist Churches sponsor a movement called 'True Love Waits' which supports young people who want to remain virgins until they marry.