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September 21, 2011

Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises

Yesterday I argued if moral courage isn’t cultivated in students, it won’t matter if our sex education tells students to abstain or to “be safe.”

And, as Gina Dalfonzo reminds us on it also matters what we promise.  On one hand, preaching abstinence by promising “all the bad things that will happen if you don’t abstain” suggests that this good gift from God is bad. On the other hand, we often make false promises like “Wait until God sends you that perfect partner.” Gina calls this “Princess theology.” But it’s not real life. It’s not what God promised everyone, and it leads to disillusionment. Some never find a “perfect one,” and others find out the perfect one isn’t perfect – and neither are they. This fantasy thinking can trivialize commitment. I’ll talk about that in the coming days. If you know a young single, send them to to find Gina’s article. I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Abstinence is Not Rocket Science
Gina Dalfonzo | Christianity Today | September 15, 2011

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