We must do our work in the midst of this attack on the body of Christ and fulfill our ministries in the midst of this spiritual battle.We must faithfully and directly speak into the relevant spiritual and practical themes that are at the root of the issue instead of wasting our time bemoaning the symptoms these statistics represent.In a recent study conducted by Christian Mingle.com, Christian singles between the ages of 18 to 59 were asked, "Would you have sex before marriage? Sixty-three percent of the single Christian respondents indicated yes.In my 30 years of youth and adult ministry experience, this is as unfiltered, direct and honest as a question and answer can be.
As God's men and women, as fathers and mothers, as pastors and lay ministers and as loving brothers and sisters, we too must keep our heads clear.It reminds me of those famous red letters in Luke's Gospel where Jesus says, "Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord' and do not do what I say? No amount of hand-wringing at the many-headed hydra of the entertainment world or raucous deploring of immoral political philosophies invading our nation can explain this one.No, our life in God and for our God reflects our real view of God.Both sexes today, across all ages and Christian demographics, are prone to compartmentalize their faith away from their sexual life.While Christian singles report praying and church attendance are highly desirable qualities in the dating matrix, a troubling and confusing dichotomy arises when the issue of sex before marriage presents itself.We should really make an effort to not be too shocked or surprised. The apostle Paul forewarned the very single, very godly Timothy that there would be times in his ministry when clear and sound doctrine in Scripture would be defeated by broken culture teaming up with the ever-present and self-serving nature within every Christian.He accurately forecasted a self-styled Christianity that reflected culture over the character of Christ in personal moral spaces and practice.Please do not be offended, this site is called Atheist Match for a reason, it is a dating site for atheists to connect with other atheists in the UK for Dating.We don’t really have the traditional church where we can meet like minded people, so this atheist dating site provides a perfect vehicle to do this.Personally as an atheist I would find the idea of dating a devout religious person (certainly anything more meaningful than a one night stand) to be as abhorrent as a Guardian reader dating a Daily Mail reader.If you are a Daily Mail reading Christian I really do suggest you look away now or hit the back button, this will only get worse.