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The intent was a good one in that the church was hoping to combat culture's casual approach to sex by injecting it with an amount of severity.

Except that in elevating the status of sex, we've accepted culture's lowered status of marriage.

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This means that premarital sex is an illogical concept since the thing that consummates a marriage can't exist apart from consummating a marriage.

Some will debate me on this because they're convinced that the Bible does contain prohibitions against premarital sex like 1 Corinthians 6:9, 2 Corinthians , Galatians , and Hebrews 13:4.

Second, not one of them addressed the fact that women have sex drives.

Now, are there great Christian books out there about being a single Christian woman in her late-20s with a strong desire to be married?

The only way premarital sex would be possible is if marriage is nothing more than a legal status rendered by a temporal government.

The Bible doesn't contain a single verse that prohibits sex before marriage.

Because whenever we have sex with someone, we're entering into a metaphysical union with them that God designed to mirror a lifelong commitment to him.

Which means there is no such thing as sex before marriage; there is only sex outside of marriage.

And since prostitution is God's favorite metaphor to describe his people's unfaithfulness, it should be obvious that the sin in view here is not jumping the gun on commitment but cheapening it by committing to multiple partners.

No one can serve two masters; thus, true faithfulness is monogamous.

We look at the facts and say, “Alright, God, here’s the deal. It worked, and it has continued working over the last couple thousand years. In times when I have put off nurturing my relationship with God, I get this little whisper in my heart. Sexual desire is good and God-honoring right up until the point I use it in a bad or dishonoring way. I am quickly approaching my twenty-seventh birthday. The key to living single with a sex drive is to take it one day at a time. If you are single, this is a life He has called you to live for right now. He knows our struggles, the desires of our hearts and the things for which we long the most. Worrying about whether or not you are destined for singleness is not your job. I worry about whether I will still be single at 30. Isn’t the One who crossed Heaven and Earth to die for us worthy of our trust? When we live in His plan for the moment, we live in an attitude of surrender, even surrender of our most intimate desires.

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