Thursday, June 11, 2009

Love and Sex are Confusing

It is no wonder teenagers become confused about love. Teenagers are in the process of maturing, contending with hormone changes and establishing their own identities. And at the same time they are trying to figure out this force called “love” that baffles and defies definition even by adults.

So what they think is love then becomes a justifiable cause for premarital sex, perhaps more so than any other reason. Even Christian teenagers, lacking a solid understanding of love, may be firmly convinced that unmarried people who are “in love” can engage in sex to express their intense emotions. They look at love and sex as being synonymous. Much of this confusion is encouraged by television, videos, movies and peer pressure. It can cause a young adolescent to feel acute pressure to have sex when he feels he loves someone. The confusion is compounded when the other person says “I love you.” The sad conclusion many teens reach is, “If you don’t have sex with me, you don’t really love me.”

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