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I want to write about this subject like I want to have a root canal.  Sex, virginity, etc.  Not for me!  I have strong feelings and they include abstinence until marriage but I am merciful about those who fell off the wagon so to speak.  But if I blog, I blog for God.

I want to honor the first kiss until marriage on TLC’s new show The Virgin Diaries.  I am not sure I can endorse the show.  But I admire the heck out of those who elected to wait until marriage.  Here’s Tim Tebow’s take (you knew I’d work Tebow into this, didn’t you!) on abstinence.  So I admire that commitment:  It’s tough to do!  (Even a dork like me had a few chances!)  I admire them so much I DO NOT want to see abstinence as a freak show for television.  In spite of articles like this, it’s what the Bible teaches:

“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication.”  I Thessa 4:3 (KJV)

Pretty clear I’d say.  Just in case, try this:

“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”  Hebrews 13:4 (KJV)

So there should not even be anything weird about waiting until marriage.  (There’s plenty weird about talking about it!  When I felt this blog was God’s will I fought it for a while!  I really did not want to blog on sex!)  But whether you waited or not, all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory (rough paraphrase of Romans 3:23) and all of us need what Jesus Christ did:  He died on the cross for all our sins, whether sexual or not.  (Here‘s how to receive Him!)

But, I applaud all those who want to wait until marriage.  I think they’ll find out it was worth the wait!  And about that awkward kiss:  I am sure the couple didn’t think it was all that awkward.  I applaud both of you for your commitment.  Be blessed in your marriage!  (By the way the oldest Duggar boy did the same thing – without the awkward part – not even kissing until the wedding.  He courted his bride.  That is a new idea becoming more fashionable in Christian circles.  Not a bad idea.)

Now, back to bashing the EU and ICLEI!  (After I lay down for a few minutes to get the red out of my face!)

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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