Last week, Chicago Tribune reported findings of study that most Americans (9 out of 10) have had premarital sex. According to this finding, 99 percent of the respondents had had sex by age 44, and 95 percent had done so before marriage. The study came out of the Guttmacher Institute, a private New York-based think tank that studies sexual and reproductive issues and which disagrees with government-funded programs that rely primarily on abstinence-only teachings. It claims to examined sexual behaviors of thousands of Americans over time.
First of all that kind of numbers are shocking…. or they have been surveying the wrong crowd! At least not true representation of a society. Moreover the study seems to have political undertones to counteract current government’ standing and policies. It reveals the researchers and institute’s extreme liberal views and advocating a immoral behaviors are absolutely normal.
No wonder issues like this evokes strong anti-American sentiments to immigrant families and traditional relgions like Hinduism or Islam. That is why rest of the world hates Americans for ultra-liberal morality. They even equate Christianity with such morality and make Christ less attractive to rest of the world.
How would a teenager read such a report? Everybody is doing … everybody has always done it. So what is wrong with that. Have you talked to your kids about sex, Has youth group had ‘those’ talks yet?
Heritage foundation has many reports contrary to this findings. Abstinence only is still the proven and best sex education formula. Also increasingly many teens are choosing to remain chaste until marriage. See programs like Focus on the Family’s resources or Sex Respect.