I really liked yesterday’s flip side post. And while I don’t really think there is much of a flip side to chastity. A few thoughts I had:
1. Anyone remember when BYU had a big issue with people going to Vegas to get married just so they could have sex? Obviously, it’s better to just have sex then to just really prove what a giant idiot you are, but I think if you’re really teaching the concepts this isn’t an issue. At least, I hope.
2. Too many people jump into marriage just to jump in each other’s pants. Again, a stupid decision.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that there are a lot worse decisions a person can make then having sex before they are married.
I am also grateful for the atonement for the many times we ALL make mistakes.
I also think we can’t sit idly by and not talk to our kids about the pressures they will feel as they grow up. It has to be a constant in our hearts and in our council around the dinner table, while we’re on a bike ride and while we’re camping. They will face many tempatations and I hope my voice is one of the many in their head.
In other news, a great video.