SINGLE. You've been called an old maid or maybe a prude. You've explained to your doctor (blushing a little) that you're not lying when you say you aren't sexually active. You've heard culture scream that sex outside of marriage is...
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SINGLE. You've been called an old maid or maybe a prude. You've explained to your doctor (blushing a little) that you're not lying when you say you aren't sexually active. You've heard culture scream that sex outside of marriage is normal, even necessary. And sometimes you've even found yourself wondering secretly, Is it worth it to be chaste? It would be so easy not to.... Who really expects a single woman to be a virgin anymore? WHOLE. God created you as a sexual being and knows your struggle. He values the shy girl who never "had a life," the repentant sinner who vows to maintain secondary virginity, and the victim of abuse. But you must be aware of your vulnerabilities and learn to trust Him alone to meet your needs. God values you as you are, alone. HOLY. The struggle to be sexually pure and holy is a spiritual one. Flee temptation when you must! Find refuge in the arms of a faithful God! Abandon your desires to Him daily! Waiting on Him and for Him requires faith and trust, but He always honors His word. Single, Whole and Holy reveals the blessings that come from obedience
Does anyone really expect a single woman to be a virgin anymore? These authors say that the struggle to be sexually pure is a spiritual one and that blessings come from obedience to God's Word.
Jill Suzanne Jacobs (Somerville, MA) is a Jewish Family Educator at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center. She holds an MA in Jewish Education and has taught and helped create course materials for Hebrew and Jewish studies classes.
Strubel is director of foundation relations for Institute of American Values. a former associate literary agent and editor of Bible commentaries.
- 1. Premarital Sex And Culture
- 2. Premarital Sex And The Bible
- 3. For Those Who Have Sinned
- 4. For Those Who Have Been Sinned Against
- 5. The Battle For Beliefs
- 6. The Battle To Control The Body: Combatting Temptation
- 7. The Battle To Control Emotions: Managing Love Relationships
- 8. The Battle For The Future
- 9. Prayer: The Path To Power P.187