A telling indicator of how far the moral decline has taken place in America is to view current day attitudes of virginity. A reversal has taken place where chastity used to be a welcomed trait and now it is perceived as a liability.
The stereotypical view of a female virgin has been sharply devalued in our “progressive” society. Even though all the statistics bears witness that more sexually experienced females bring more problems into a relationship, increases the probability of STDs, and lowers the chances of a successful relationship including marriage, society still negatively views a female if she or he is a virgin.http://gmwilliams.hubpages.com/hub/Why-are-Adult-Virgins-Considered-to-be-Backwards-in-Modern-Society
Females with virgin status are seen as though something wrong is with her, having psychological issues, or with prudish religious values. Males are seen as effeminate, a momma’s boy, or a sexually repressed ogre.
On the television reality show “Ready for Love”, which happens to be a NBC updated version of the Dating Game, 35 contestants vie for the attention of an eligible bachelor from Dallas, Texas.
Angela Zatopek, a 26-year old blonde beauty from Houston, vowed to remain chaste until marriage at the age of sixteen and also is a born again Christian. Zatopek’s dating coach on the reality show advised her that her virginity was a problem and would hurt her chances at winning a proposal.
Zatopek’s virgin status became a hot topic on the show because her stand of “no sex before marriage” attracted the most attention.
In spite of the push for Zatopek to compromise, she stuck to her values and still beat out the other 35 contestants and received a proposal from 31-year old Ben Patton, a hospital CEO from Dallas, Texas
Affairs, promiscuity, or having multiple sexual partners may play well for entertainment value, but when it comes to serious commitment, Patton’s choice was Zatopek.
The virtuous woman which included virginity was a valued trait according to Biblical scripture and also in society in general. However with the introduction of entertainment of movies and television, relationships are fast tracked for viewing interest and present a frivolous or unrealistic process. Scenes of meeting one moment and in bed the next encouraged many to model that behavior.
If losing one’s virginity is such a wonderful thing before marriage, why do the majority of males and females regret losing their virginity? The feigned celebration of sexual freedom has a price that well over 90% of surveyed people regret paying. This is a contemporary reality that few are willing to admit.
Sexual purity may be looked upon with disdain, but the results of being sexually active are fall less attractive when looking at the failed relationships, abortions, sexual diseases, unwanted pregnancies, and promiscuity that is unleashed. The proven failure of pursuing a sexually active lifestyle causes far more problems than it solves.
There were four main components to unacceptable behavior in the early Christian church, and three had to do with dietary restrictions. Sexual immorality was the biggest problem facing the early churches and it remains a primary issue for the modern day church.
There is an old adage that declares what is done in haste can be repented at leisure. It is not a biblical saying but it is true nevertheless.