Three Ways Premarital Sex Affects You


Sex outside of marriage affects you in three realms, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Lets talk about how it affects you physically first. Did you know 50% of people who currently have HIV (also know as AIDS) are between the ages of 15 and 24 and that using a condom only reduces your risk of contracting HIV by 85%. I personally wouldn't dare take that risk. Having AIDs is like having a death sentence over your head for the rest of your life. AIDs is not the only STD that can be caught. There are around 60 types of STDs altogether. Pregnancy is another physical affect that you should consider. As much as I love children I most definitely want to wait to have mine until I'm married, graduated from high school and college and settled down. Raising a child is a big responsibility. I know because I've watched my mom raise all my 5 siblings.

Now let's move onto the emotional side of things. Most people don't think about how sex can affect you emotionally until it is too late. Sex is an emotional experience and after engaging in premarital sex many people express feelings of guilt , embarrassment, distrust, resentment, lack of respect, tension, and so much more. Now go back and read that list of feelings again except this time do it slowly. Do those sound like positive feelings to you? I didn't think so. Do you think having those feelings added to your life and your relationship is going to make things better? No, feelings like that are going to make things worse.

There was a study reported on Dec 10, 2004 that stated teenage girls who have premarital sex are 2x more likely to commit suicide then girls who practice abstinence and boys who practice premarital sex are 7x more likely to commit suicide than other boys who have choosen abstinence.

Last but not least I'm going to talk about how premarital sex affects you spirtually. Sin puts distance between you and God. Fornification (having sex outside of marriage) is sin. Check out these Bible verses.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 warns us, "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."

1 Corinthians 6:13b, 18 tells us, "Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food"—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body."

"Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body"

Hebrews 13:4 says, "Marriage should be honored by everyone, and husband and wife should keep their marriage pure. God will judge as guilty those who take part in sexual sins."

1 Cor. 6:18 states this, "Run away from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body."

If you didn't already, Now you know that God's word has a lot to say about fornification. These were just some of the scriptures that I have chosen to share. There are a lot more.

Back to what I was saying, sin puts distance between you and God and we now know that fornification is a sin, so it's going to mess up your relationship with Christ. The great thing about Jesus Christ is He is the God of mercy and forgiveness. If you have messed up in the area of sex God will forgive you! All you need to do is pray and ask for his forgiveness and repent of your sin. Repenting doesn't mean saying sorry to God and then going to back into your sin again. It means you will turn from your sin. If my little brother slaps my arm and then says sorry and two seconds later slaps my arm again, I'm obviously not going to take his apology very seriously. It's the same with God. If you repent of your sins and ask his forgiveness and then go right back into your lifestyle of sexually immorality, He isn't going to find your repentance very sincere.

I pray that if you have made the mistake of having sex outside of marriage that you will ask for God's forgiveness and repent. It's not too late for you! Though you will still have to deal with consequences God will bless you for turning around and walking in His path. He is a God of second chances! He will still honor the fact that you are deciding to make a change for Him!

Thanks so much for reading! (:

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Love in Christ,

--Tiffany Joy ♥

Comments 7 comments

Eric 5 years ago

I don't know where you got you statistics for HIV transmission when using a condom. But the rate is much, much, lower than the 15% you suggest. Among consistent condom users the rate is estimated to be between 0-2%. And combinations of studies suggest a rate of 1.1 over 100 person-years. This is nothing like the scare tactic numbers you present. And while younger people might make up a larger effective percentage of new infections... the way you spout 50% implies that there is a real significant danger that everyone they meet might have HIV. When the actual chance is fairly low.

That said, HIV is a horrible disease and every possible thing should be done to prevent it. This means 100% consistent and correct condom use, every single time, as well as HIV and STI testing on regular intervals for both yourself and your partners.

Pregnancy is pretty much a similar thing except you can throw the pill into the mix. Combining the pill with consistent and correct condom use makes pregnancy a very unlikely event.

I won't argue the other two points because those are personal and opinions. But the facts just don't line up with your statements concerning HIV and pregnancy. Kids deserve open and honest information about condoms and birth control. If we give them the false impression that they are mostly worthless, they won't bother using it. This is why abstinence only programs are horrifying. They have almost never been shown to delay the average onset of sex but they have been shown to decrease the likelihood that the individuals will believe in and use protection. Condoms save lives.

yea 5 years ago

Thanks, this helped a lot for my project.

jon 3 years ago

How can affect you the word "pre marital sex "?

jon 3 years ago

I hope u can help me for my project for research paper..

How can affect you the word" PRE MARITAL SEX"?

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psimms 3 years ago

Praise God for your article and your boldness to take a stand for Christ. I have written a similar article on some of God's principles for sex. Your article touch on a lot things I did not mention due to length. God bless you, and keep up the good work !

inkaboutit4u 2 years ago reply

Sex before Marriage is NOT a sin from the Bible.

Check out my web pages for more details.

The corrupt Catholic Church long time ago created wrong definitions for all sex terms in the Bible so they say sex is a sin and get a lot more indulgence money.. We still have the wrong definition today. Remember the Catholic Church burn people at the stake for making Bible so the common person could read it for themselves. So if they read it for themselves they will discover the lies about sex being a sin. So what to do. Come up with wrong sex word definitions. We still have them today.

They have the WRONG definition for the word “fornication”, They say it mean single sex or sex before marriage to a “one man, one women” marriage. This is clearly the WRONG definition.

Man made dictionaries only reflex how people are using or misusing the word at that time. ST. Paul definition the word “fornication” in 1 Cor 10:8 and the definition is found in Number 25: 1-9. This is clearly the correction definition of the word “fornication” which is the misusing your sexual freedom that God gave all people at creation to have many sex partners over a life time, was misused by joining in the worship of a pagan fertility god, one of Baals many gods. Joining in the Worshiping a pagan fertility god is NOT equal to sex outside marriage. There is a major big different. This was a major problem in all the Bible days, both OT and NT.

Godly men had lot of God given sexual freedom in all the Bible and now, but NOT to join in with the pagan fertility god worship which was a great temptation in all the Bible. Read 1 Cor 10:8, Nu 25:1-9, Nu 31

On my web pages i go over 100% Bible verses that use the word "fornication" and show each time the context and meaning is the joining in the pagan worship of the fertility god. This is very clear.

jenmij 2 years ago

you think plenty times about what u r saying.there is.GOD.practicaly He wont allow us to misuse our ways.that means dishonoring ur body and other bodies through sex is not right.

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