One of the toughest things to forgive is sexual sin — whether that involves forgiving someone who sexually harmed us, or forgiving ourselves for our own sexual transgressions. But whatever the nature of that pain, the only One who can bring true healing is Jesus. He wants to make things right with us and for us in every aspect of our lives.
Today’s culture teaches us that sex is just another stage in the dating process. So why does Scripture teach us to wait until marriage? Our God knows the negative consequences we face when we give ourselves away prematurely, and He wants to spare us the heartache. There’s great reward in waiting on Him to bring someone into our lives who’s interested in doing things Hisway — let’s set a standard of “supreme courting” when it comes to our relationships and honor the Lord with our choices!
We live in a culture that’s not only made sex outside marriage acceptable — it’s made sex outside marriage the norm. The world tells us that the purpose of sex is for mere enjoyment without boundaries, but God tells us He created it for a special purpose, to be experienced within the covenant of marriage. Scripture’s always been clear and consistent about God’s design, and our response to His Word should be the same — unwavering and unchanging, no matter what other people say or think.