Christian Dating Culture (Part 2): Does Church Attendance Impact How Often You Have Sex?
Christians who attend church and read the Bible at least three times a week are less likely to have sex outside of marriage than those who do not engage in those religious practices.
"In our culture we only have one dominate sexual worldview and that's the sexual worldview. The church really isn't offering another worldview and I think that's another factor on this Christian Mingle research," said Weiss. "I think our young singles in the church have been thoroughly evangelized by the culture and not been thoroughly evangelized by the church."
Instead of encouraging or discouraging specific religious practices as a means to change Christian sexual behavior, Weiss said that church leadership needs to talk more about pornography and examine what singleness looked like.
"[Church leaders] are just not talking about sexuality at all, so people don't have a sense of how it really fits in with a life...
2. And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. 3 And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? 4 And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house. 5 And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child. (2 Samuel 11:2-5)
"The steps of the sin. When he saw her, lust immediately conceived, and, (1.) He enquired who she was (v. 3), perhaps intending only, if she were unmarried, to take her to wife, as he had taken several; but, if she were a wife, having no design upon her. (2.) The corrupt desire growing more violent, though he was told she was a wife, and whose wife she was, yet he sent messengers for her, and then, it may be, intended only to please himself with her company and conversation. But, (3.) When she came he lay with her, she too easily consenting..."-- Matthew Henry (1662 ‚Äď 1714) a " Presbyterian minister"
Well, Dopey, thanks for the advise. Sometimes we forget that Jesus sees everything and will judge righteously. I love SermonAudio and reading posts by others and thanks for your encouragement to carry on. Have a great day, friend,
"Some that post on here are judgemental, argumentive, unkind if you disagree( I have even been called the Anti Christ by one poster because I disagreed with his post) and I come away stressed out and unedified."
Dolores here is the way to become unstressed and edified:
But I [Jesus] say unto you [Dolores], Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:44)
Do what He tells you to do Dolores and He will tone down the level of stress and raise the level of edification you get from SermonAudio. He will also test you to see if you are serious about doing what He tells you through the verse.
As well He will take close look at anyone tormenting you. He did that for Abigail, and look at what He then did to Nabal after considering Abigail's case. (1 Samuel 25)
Change "most" to some on here are debaters that are jusr seeking to debate an issue rather than give a comment and let someone else have their opinion without having to prove something but maybe there's a place for that also, who knows.I get caught up in it myself sometimes.
Stevenr, thankfully I can every now and then,read a post that actually makes sense to me and that I can whole heartly agree with and may I add actually blesses me. Most that post on here are judgemental, argumentive, unkind if you disagree( I have even been called the Anti Christ by one poster because I disagreed with his post) and I come away stressed out and unedified. So, I decided to save my comments for things that I feel very strongly about and this is one that does. There are some that post who are genuine Christians and you learn pretty quick the difference by their post.
I don't think Stevenr is trying to say that reading the Word and going to church are some mystical magical formula that acts on the heart of those who know not God. However, the Bible clearly teaches it has a positive effect on His children. (God is a God of means) This article is addressing those who call themselves Christian (whether they are or not) so Stevenr point is well taken and a great admonition.
Of course not... But the fact is, the more you are exposed to the Word of God, the greater opportunity there is for the Holy Spirit to work. Not to mention the socialization aspects of the Christian culture; even lost kids will benefit from being exposed to a group of kids who are serving God. (Which in turn often leads to Salvation) And yes, Pastor B. I believe the Bible teaches that one should assemble with other Christians; for edification, exposition if the Word, and to be encouraged. But, just so you know, I am not leaving comments so I can end up in a silly theological debate with someone intent on spreading their outlook. There are too many people on this site who, instead of looking for news, are looking for a platform to share their viewpoint... If you read many if the comments for different stories they are on doctrines and other things that had nothing to do with the story... Oops venting. Sorry. If that is not your intention, I apologize.
You can go to church all you want and read the word , but if you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ living in you daly , how can you have victory ? Just because I change the oil in my car does not make me a mechanic.