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If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. John 14:15

Before we address the epidemic of sexual promiscuity and moral confusion in our culture, it is imperative we first look within the church, examine our own faith, and strengthen our marriages. We cannot do this without denying ourselves and striving to love God with all our hearts.

Years before the Supreme Court gave its opinion and ruled against natural marriage in 2015, the agenda was well underway to remove America’s moral anchors and replace them with humanism and hedonism. The goal of same sex “marriage” activists is not for gays and lesbians to be able to marry; the goal is to destroy the family unit and eliminate all marriage.

Much has been said about this intense battle in the public square over the definition of God-ordained marriage in America. What has not been discussed enough is the fact that for many decades, both men and women in the U.S. have struggled with everything from adultery and pornography to idolatry and lying.

…In the church however, we often avoid confrontation and controversy. We idolize our athletes, celebrities, and political parties. We place so many things above the Lord our God, including activities and relationships, that we barely scrape a few minutes together to read a Scripture or mutter a quick prayer. We’re not setting the best example for the world and this must change (Romans 12:2, Matthew 5:16).

In a recent survey, “State of Dating in America” conducted by Christian Mingle and JDate, a majority of respondents say they would move in together before getting married. One revealing question was, “Would you have sex before marriage?” Eighty-seven percent said yes! Here’s the breakdown:
  • Yes. 63%
  • Yes, if I was in love. 19%
  • Yes, but only after we’re engaged. 5%
  • No. 13%

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