I came across this article this morning.
I've always been a huge advocate of teaching children the long term benefits of abstinence. The benefits are huge physically, emotionally and spiritually. It has always been a puzzlement to me as to why there is so much resistence in teaching our children about abstinence.
I came from a background where my parents drilled abstinence into me from a young age. I absolutely knew the consequences of sex before marriage, but my parents also taught me the beauty of waiting for my husband. Sex was something that I knew was in my future...it was something beautiful that I looked forward to sharing with the one person who would be my soulmate. It wasn't something to give to several people.
Waiting and anticipating sex certainly won't kill teens, but STD's, abortions and the like just might. Just think, teens have been waiting to have sex until marriage for thousands of years and they've done it with the help of their families and societies. Why, in this "enlightened" age, do we think that we can do it better by allowing them free reign in this area?
How stupid are we to think that we can show them how to have sex and lots of it with just a condom. Condoms don't work with irresposible teens. It's as simple as that. Our society is blind to teaching the hard facts that the consequences of pre-marital sex are huge and lifelong.
Who wants to be the parent of that 17 year old girl in the article who has 3 STD's and is pregnant? My children deserve the best and sex ed is certainly a far cry from the best.