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Old 09-27-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Why young Christians aren't waiting anymore – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs

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Yet the article also asks a question that rarely comes up in discussions about abstinence movement. Relevant notes that in biblical times, people married earlier. The average age for marriage has been increasing in the U.S for the last 40 years.

Today, itís not unusual to meet a Christian who is single at 30 - or 40 or 50, for that matter. So what do you tell them? Keep waiting?
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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You can tell them to wait, but it is usually a wasted effort. Probably about as effective as "Just Say No."
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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I don't think you can "tell" anyone to keep waiting. Either they keep waiting or they don't. You can't do the celibacy thing if you aren't gifted in that way. That's why it's called the gift of celibacy.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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This isn't even news, unless we're reporting on people that have decided to use common sense and join the 21st century. They should be interviewing them on explaining their path to rationality.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: OKC
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One can't help but notice how relaxed and comfortable Christians are about heterosexual sins.

You'll never find a ballot initiative to outlaw premarital sex. No one wants the government to enforce anti-adultry laws.

If only Christians would spend as much time removing the planks from their eyes as they do concentrating on that 6% of the people who have a but a spec.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:38 AM
 
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Puritanism /n./: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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I don't think you can "tell" anyone to keep waiting. Either they keep waiting or they don't. You can't do the celibacy thing if you aren't gifted in that way. That's why it's called the gift of celibacy.
Interesting point considering the views of gays on this board. Which I've tried to point out before.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I don't think you can "tell" anyone to keep waiting. Either they keep waiting or they don't. You can't do the celibacy thing if you aren't gifted in that way. That's why it's called the gift of celibacy.
So if you don't have that 'gift' what should you do?
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Earth
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You can tell them to wait, but it is usually a wasted effort. Probably about as effective as "Just Say No."
But more costly.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: around the way
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So if you don't have that 'gift' what should you do?
We're all given that gift in the beginning, but most of us return it for store credit as soon as we're able.
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