9 out of 10 Americans have had pre-marital sex
Ok, so my break was really short! I read this article today and thought it would be something that many of you would find interesting. According to the Guttmacher Institute in a recent survey, close to 95% of Americans have had pre-marital sex. Beyond that, their survey claims that this number hasn't changed much since the 1940's. They also claim that women are almost equally as likely as men to engage in pre-marital sex and that these realities have remained this way for almost 50 years. Their research says that among women born between 1950-1978 aproximately 91% of them had engaged in pre-marital sex before they were age 30.
This study was extremely disturbing to me. If this is correct, and I'd like to see more research to substantiate their claim, but if it is true, it would behoove us to reconsider how we approach our teaching in this regard. If this is correct, than it is obvious that there is little success in our traditional methods. We must find new ways to communicate the biblical truth that abstinence is THE policy before marriage.