Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Don't Take Advantage or Pressure

True love does not take advantage of another person. Using someone in a “love” relationship for your own emotional, physical, or sexual gratification violates love’s guideline of protecting and providing. Taking for your own pleasure does not contribute to the happiness, health, and spiritual growth of another person.

True love will not pressure another person into having sex. There is tremendous pressure in our culture for students to become sexually active, even in casual dating relationships. Today’s movies, music, and media treat premarital sex as normal and expected. But sex outside God’s plan for intimacy in marriage most likely will leave mental, emotional, and spiritual scars. True love protects a person from such guilt and pain, and it provides for a secure, nurturing relationship by saying no to premarital sex.

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