The problem with “Wait until marriage”

Valour and Faith

DISCLAIMER: This title makes it sound like I’m stating I’m ok with sex before marriage – this is not what I’m saying, just to get that out of the way.

What I have a big problem with the is the implication this phrase has on young people; notable is the implication that you WILL be married some day. Which is simply not true.

This came up for me recently when Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts, had a blog post recently titled “Dear Kids: Why Wait till Marriage – What No One Tells You & What I Wish Someone Had Told Me”. I love Ann’s book, and I love the posts she has on her blog, but this one rubbed me the wrong way.

I grew up in the church, so therefore the assumption was that someday I was going to get married and have kids and…

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