The Best Sex - Devotion 15

I Corinthians 7:3-4

The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife.

The Bible makes it very clear that the best sexual experiences occur in marriage. Read Song of Solomon for just such examples. Jewish writers have urged people to wait till they are 35 and married to read this book.

Studies that are still conducted today verify this truth. If a couple abstains from sex before marriage, they are 29 to 47% more likely to enjoy sex afterward than those who cohabitate. Sexual satisfaction rises considerably more after marriage (Hering 1994:4). More women cohabit than men, but men are more likely to cohabit serially (Bumpass & Sweet 1989; Teachman & Polanko1990).

In fact, before marriage sex is often cumbersome and scary. Often teens can get very hurt even physically because the act itself is more about pleasure than true love and commitment. Plus there are no worries of sexually transmitted diseases, no worries about a child not being having a solid home. Statistic after statistic show that married woman have a much higher standard of living that those who have engaged in sexual activity before marriage.

Again even with these things said, guilt can plague. Bring it to Jesus who alone forgives. Turn back to him and date looking forward to marriage.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, you have said sex is good in marriage. Help me to wait. Give me strength and peace. In Jesus name. Amen


Joy in Dating

This book included many rules of the Bible. You could ask, "Does God want to spoil all of our fun?" This is the furthest for the truth. God wants us to be happy. In fact in dating the door is wide open for fun, games, conversation that is healthy and will leaving us feel good. Food, fellowship, time with other couples and singles give us many opportunities. Worship with your date. Get to know their church. Go to Bible Study together. Enjoy Sioux City! Have fun!

Pastor James Travis