We just added two GREAT new purity resources to our store products. The first one, Being Faithful to Your Future Spouse, is written for teens. This is a valuable resource to help them navigate relationships during the teen years, while remaining faithful to the person they will one day marry. The second book, Parenting for Purity, is a valuable resource for parents to help them as they raise their children and young people in today’s world. Included are things parents should teach to help their child to equip them to avoid sexual immorality, hearthbreak, and divorce.
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Faithfulness Begins Before You Meet
Most of the boyfriend/girlfriend relationships we see today do not match the type of relationship needed to translate into a successful marriage. Those relationships are usually not created for the right purpose, nor do they contain the right preparation or practice. In fact, the way that dating is commonly conducted today is divorce practice. A major contradiction found in those relationships is faithfulness.
Faithfulness is the lifetime commitment to remain emotionally and physically devoted to only one person and is one of the requirements of marriage that should be practiced prior to entering into it. A person should be faithful to their future souse both before and after they meet their spouse.
Our culture is in the midst of a divorce epidemic that has lasted for more than three decades. The grievous tragedy is, the Christian community is no different than the world: half of all marriages end in divorce. Parents today must be acutely aware of this danger to their children, and know how to protect their children from that danger.
Why these serious and astonishing percentages? The most common reason there is so much failure in marriage is because of the unbiblical relationships people engage in prior to marriage. Harmful beliefs concerning male/female relationships are being taught to our children at early ages. Children are being programmed to travel down a lifelong road of immorality and, in many cases, divorce.
Therefore, parents must begin to counteract these teachings by discipling the truth about these matters at an early age. Parents can use their influence to save their influence to save their children from broken hearts, emotional scarring, and divorce that often arises from worldly relationships.