What do you think about adolescent faith promises to remain a virgin prior to marriage? What if you are 21 years of old (still adolescence in fact), madly in love, believe you have a covenant future, and deeply involved in your faith community? And what if you fail in your promise?
Does sexual and emotional attachment (as in, what do I do with my surging feelings?) before marriage interrupt or harm one’s attachment towards God and faith? Does virginity before marriage make it more likely that you will have a joyful sexual life once married? Perhaps you have made a “virginity mistake” somewhere along your way.
Eryn-Faye Frans is a friend of mine and has been for many years. She is a Toronto lawyer and is also “Canada’s Passion Coach” who confronts sexual issues that may be uncomfortable for some and deeply welcomed by many others. And she has a special interest in the church and its mission in the world.
In her blog, Eryn-Faye responds to a Salon.com article (also very interesting) on the debate around faith and virginity. I found the discussion confronting and thoughtful and I hope that you do as well. Also, check out my friend’s web site at ErynFaye.com.
She has published “The Essential Elements of Sex” and I use this book in my marital practice.