Dear Pastor Sam
Dear Pastor Sam,
One of my friends started dating a guy who is putting pressure on her to have sex. Doesn’t the Bible teach that sex comes after marriage? Can you tell me where the verse is so I can share it with her before she does something stupid?
Just A Friend
Dear Just A Friend,
Yes sex was ordained by God but it is supposed to come after marriage. In the world today this is not followed by most people. People are quick to hop into bed with anyone.
Hebrews 13:4 say, “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”
You need to be careful how you approach her. Don’t take the Bible and beat her over the head, (I mean this figuratively) but share it in love. Also remember that if your friend isn’t a Christian they will not accept what the Bible says. Share Christ with them and tell them how God changed your life and encourage them to explore God’s Word. Then share what God says about marriage.
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