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 ...