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 Premarital Sex: Can so Many People be Wrong?

“Almost all Americans have sex before marrying,” reports the National Center for Biotechnology Information of the National Institutes of Health. Therefore, the most difficult task in the life of a Christian single today is maintaining purity until marriage. The payoff is love and sex as the Creator intended – a permanent bonding experience of becoming one flesh with another person. But if that’s so awesome, why aren’t more people choosing it? And what’s wrong with premarital sex anyway? Can it be so bad if so many people are doing it – and loving it?

“It’s true, either way, sex feels good,” says Donna Lee Schillinger, founder of On My Own Now Ministries and editor of a new anthology Purity’s Big Payoff/Premarital Sex is a Big Rip-off. “But sex outside of marriage is like a delicious meal fully enjoyed, despite the fact that it is swarming with salmonella microorganisms. Just as poisoned food can taste very good but will surely leave us in pain, abusing the gift of sex feels great while it’s happening, but will make us regrettably ill later on, as the experience digests itself in our lives and souls.”

Schillinger notes the consequences of premarital sex range from pregnancy, abortion and STDs to an inability to properly bond with one’s spouse. “Each is utterly humiliating, not the kind of thing you want to blog about,” she says. “Instead, you might try to act like it’s not happening, be the tough guy, suck it up, rebound. And no one else ever has to know how much it really hurt.”

Purity’s Big Payoff/Premarital Sex is a Big Rip-off breaks that silence and provides a refreshingly honest perspective about the benefits of remaining pure until marriage and the consequences of not doing so. Sixteen contributors to the book candidly share in face-reddening detail what they learned on their way to the wedding bed. Purity’s Big Payoff/Premarital Sex is a Big Rip-off will encourage young people aiming to remain pure and offer practical strategies for resisting sexual temptation. Those who wish they had waited will learn that it’s never too late to restore purity with God’s grace. And everyone will understand that, indeed, so many people can be wrong.

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Puritys Big Payoff / Premarital Sex is a Big Rip-off: True Stories of Love that Waited / True Stories about Sex and Regret Edited by Donna Lee Schillinger.  ISBN 978-0-9791639-8-2, $14.95, 116 pp. Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, Religion/Christian Life/Women’s Issues,  Publication Date: May 2011 © The Quilldriver, Inc.

About the Editor:

Donna Lee Schillinger is an award-winning publisher and editor and author of On My Own Now: Straight Talk from the Proverbs for Young Christian Women who Want to Remain Pure, Debt-free and Regret-free. In 2008, Donna founded On My Own Now Ministries to reach young adults with biblically-based multimedia to encourage faith, wise life choices and Christ-like nonconformity during the transition to independence.

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