[display_podcast] This week, we wrap up our conversation with Marvin “Merv” Mattair and learn about his success in sending his message throughout his community. Whenever any of us talk about sexual risk avoidance in the public square, we are faced with some of the most odd point of opposition. Merv was able to overcome that hurdle primarily by communicating to his local school principals that he, just like they, are interested in what is best for the kids in their community. It’s been proven … [Read more...]
[display_podcast] This week, as we continue our conversation with Marvin “Merv” Mattair, we dive into our role, as parents, in raising our kids to be amazing young men and women, despite and within the ever-changing culture they are surrounded with… especially in regards to dating. Merv is a firm believer in creating a respectful atmosphere at home. What we, as parents, say and do around them and how we treat them will directly affect what they are attracted to as they grow older. So, even when … [Read more...]
[display_podcast] (Author’s note: This post originally appeared in January 2013. It was part of a series about the huge changes that are rocking Western society – and their impact on men and the church. I am not advocating these changes; I’m simply trying to explain why they’re happening, to help believers respond with greater understanding to those they may disagree with.) During the 2012 presidential campaign, a Democratic activist was quoted on NPR saying, “When it comes to sex, the Republic … [Read more...]
[display_podcast] From Jay Carty, author of Counter Attack, Playing With Fire, Coach Wooden One-On-One, and more: This week, we continue talking about sex. There are two things in life that will take mastery over you like few things will. The first one is food. It’s tough for so many of us to control what we eat and keep our bodies in shape. But think of it this way: The Bible spends a verse-and-a-half talking about food and six-and-a-half verses talking about sex. In other words, if you t … [Read more...]
Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Sometimes It’s Sin, Sometimes It’s Not or Will I Burn If I Get the Hots?
[display_podcast] Let’s start out with some stats:On a per capita basis, the group that’s leading in increased incidents of sexually transmitted disease is the 10 to 14-year-old age group. In 1970, less than 5% of all 15-year-old girls had had sex. By 1988 that number rose to 25%. Current estimates say that 20% of our high schoolers graduate with their virginity. Of those who have had sex, 30% of them have it once and then don’t do it again. Another 30% have had four partners or more … [Read more...]
[display_podcast]This week, we take a look at recent poll regarding the frequency of how many American women are living with their significant others before marriage. According to the study, nearly half of American women between the ages of 15-44 experienced their first experience union, or living with their loved one, was via co-habitation, not marriage.Now, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise, as “living together” before marriage is becoming more and more commonplace. And it makes sens … [Read more...]