Older Christian Singles and Celibacy (There Are No Consequences for Sexual Sin)
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I am including in this post an URL to an interview with a Christian author regarding a book she wrote about Christian singleness and celibacy.
I will only be quoting portions of the interview, which I am chalking up to “fair use.”
If you want to read the rest, I would advise you to visit their site:
I wanted to preface the quoted material by making a few comments.
For all my life, I fully agreed with and abided by the Bible’s teaching about sex being for marriage only. I thought, when I was in my 20s, and even into my mid-30s, that I would be married by the time I was 35. That did not happen.
My views on sex may be changing slightly now that I find myself over 40 and still unmarried.
I still believe that the Bible is clear that sex if for marriage only. I am not going to sit here and try to explain away biblical passages that tell readers sex is for marriage only, as I saw one 25 year old, liberal Christian female do on her blog.
To paraphrase this other female blogger, she said that the Bible is “not clear at all that sex outside of marriage is sinful or wrong.” I disagree. The Bible is pretty clear about the topic.
My stance, however, is that I think it’s unfair and unrealistic (I’m not sure what word to use to describe this) to expect any Christian over the age of 30 to remain perpetually chaste, regardless of the Bible’s teaching on the matter.
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