Wednesday, January 02 2008
The commentary page reads the abstinence approach has been a failure...
The editorial was written by Cristina Page the author of "How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America: Freedom, Politics, and the war on sex". She expresses her feelings in this commentary, but perhaps it can be summed up in one statement:
Abstinence- only programs have not only failed to convince kids not to have sex, but have led many not to use contraception...
The writer's approach to this is wrong. Perhaps, the abstinence programs have not accomplished what they set out to so, but they are working against a popular media that glamorizes everything that is sexual in nature. The solution is not to teach children not to have sex, but give them a relationship with Jesus Christ and His principles.
1Corinthians 6:18Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
1Corinthians 6:19What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1Corinthians 6:20For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
Children have sex because it gives pleasure, but also they are not being taught the consequences of sin. The stigma of being a pregnant teenager has disappeared and has been replaced with acceptance. Therefore, there are no consequences except that these parents become Dependant on the system and often raise their children in a sub standard environment.
Those that preach immorality have become the voice of America. Through movies, television and music their message is preached to our youth, but their actions have only robbed several generations of their childhood.
I am sorry Ms.Page, but you are wrong. When a child is taught the Word of God and the consequences of their actions - abstinence does work for the scripture states:
Proverbs 22:6Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.