Is it OK to have sex before marriage? What if you really, really love the person?
Teens and young adults are torn between strong arguments for it or against it.
Many years ago, when I was beginning to form and solidify my own beliefs and convictions about this subject, I stumbled upon the book Sex, Love, or Infatuation: How Can I Really Know? written by Dr. Ray E. Short, then professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Wisconsin in Platteville.
Dr. Short was a speaker who was popular to college students and school assemblies. Although it was originally published in the 1960s and updated in August 1990 (with over 300,000 copies in print), I think you would still find the book enlightening and encouraging.
He titled chapter 10: “To Be or Not to Be — A Virgin.” According to Dr. Short, science had established 11 facts — backed up by solid research — regarding the probable effect of premarital sex on your future marriage.