The Benefits of Saving Sex for Marriage

There are many benefits to saving sex for marriage, especially in this day and age when sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise. Couples who wait until they are married to consummate their love do not have to worry about disease (there are now over 40 different STIs, some incurable) or unwed pregnancy. They don’t have to worry about side effects from various contraceptive devices or chemicals.

Physical repercussions aside, waiting until marriage to have sex increases the likelihood that a couple will have better communication and experience a more stable marriage. The following is an excellent article on the emotional benefits of saving sex for marriage.

“Couples who reserve sex for marriage enjoy greater stability and communication in their relationships, say researchers at Brigham Young University…Sociologist Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas at Austin, who was not involved in the study, responded to its findings, saying that “couples who hit the honeymoon too early – that is, prioritize sex promptly at the outset of a relationship – often find their relationships underdeveloped when it comes to the qualities that make relationships stable and spouses reliable and trustworthy.” Regnerus is the author of Premarital Sex in America, a book forthcoming from Oxford University Press.”

Saving Sex for Marriage Leads to Greater Stability and Communication – LifeSiteNews

4 thoughts on “The Benefits of Saving Sex for Marriage

  1. At the risk of revealing my naiveté, I had not heard of STIs and had to look it up. How sad that so many are wounded by the misuse of this most precious gift, which in God’s great wisdom is reserved for marriage precisely because it is so good! On a lighter note, this photo is very lovely! Thank you for sharing it.

  2. Thanks for your comments, Ginger! A few years ago, during a high school chastity talk, my husband and I used the term STDs and we were “corrected” by a student who told us they’re now called STIs (sexually transmitted infections…)

  3. How sad, too, that political correctness again gives a more appealing name to something so destructive. An “infection” is here and goes away. Sometimes, an infection can even run its course without needing treatment. I’m not an expert, but my understanding is that an “STI” must be treated but cannot be cured.

    • Carolyn, thanks so much for your comments! I agree. With regard to STIs, it depends on whether the infection is caused by bacteria or a virus. Viral infections cannot be cured (although they sometimes resolve on their own), but bacterial infections can be treated and “cured” with antibiotics. The problem is that many of the sexually transmitted infections are asymptomatic. All the more reason to promote pre-marital chastity and fidelity in marriage…

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