Quoting Quiverfull: The Grim Harvest of Safe Sex?

Safe Sex, an urban legend

by Jay Younts of Shepherd Press – As Romans says, the truth of God has been exchanged for a lie. In this case, the lie is that there is safe sex outside of marriage. For example, a young couple, using certain types of contraceptives, may, in fact, prevent the spread of a certain type of disease or infection or a pregnancy. But what about the spiritual damage that is being done every time this young couple engages in “protected” sexual activity.  Their very souls are laid open to be ravaged by lies, deceit and insecurity. They are being wounded with wounds that may never heal.  They will learn the fleeting enticements of self-pleasure instead of the treasures of sensitivity and self-less love.  Relationships that have “protected” sex are plagued with fear, doubt, and even multiple forms of abuse.  Divorce rates are up, spousal and domestic abuse is rampant, and abortions are considered to be a necessary part of life. This is the grim harvest of safe sex.

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.

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  • AlisonCummins

    Like there is safe sex in marriage? And not using birth control eliminates the need for abortion?

  • Andi GreyScale

    “But what about the spiritual damage that is being done every time this young couple engages in “protected” sexual activity.”

    LOL, some of us are atheists. I don’t care about any fake “spiritual” damage at all.

  • http://biblicalpersonhood.wordpress.com/ Retha Faurie

    Being married before having sex don’t mean that your partner will never treat you in a way that is soul-destroying…

  • Hannah

    Non-marital sex can be damaging, but that doens’t mean it inherently IS. Marital sex is also not inherently non-damaging. It all depends on the people involved and why they act as they do. If someone’s going around looking for one night stands because they feel unlovable? Yeah it’s going to damage them. But not because of the sex part. Because of the feeling unlovable part. It would be the same if someone got married to the first person who would take them for that same reason.

    “Relationships that have “protected” sex are plagued with fear, doubt, and even multiple forms of abuse. Divorce rates are up, spousal and domestic abuse is rampant, and abortions are considered to be a necessary part of life. ”

    Citation please? There’s no reason to think this at all. True divorce rates are higher than they were, but there’s no reason to think it’s because of birth control. It’s because the laws are looser and therefore one can be gotten more easily. But there’s no reason to think spousal/domestic abuse is higher than before.
    My husband and I use birth control. Yet there’s no fear doubt or abuse within our relationship. We use it because I’m unemployed, he’s newly employed, and we both have debt that drastically needs to be paid off. Plus we’re an international relationship and want a few years to ourselves before we have to keep a tiny person alive. Plus immigration issues. There’s lots of very good reasons for protected sex, and

    Full disclosure, I’m a firm believer in waiting until marriage. We did. But it’s not a magic cure for the future. But there are soooo many cases in the church of doing the “right thing” for the wrong reasons with regards to sex. And how many poor souls have ended up in a bad marriage because they married simply so that they could do it?

  • LoudGuitr

    This article is utter nonsense. Repressed and without basis in logic or fact. Besides that, excellent. It has its roots in religious superstition.

  • Trollface McGee

    ” They are being wounded with wounds that may never heal. ”
    AIDS doesn’t heal, neither do a lot of other nasty STIs.

    “Divorce rates are up”
    If the problem is unmarried couples having safe sex, then they, by definition don’t worry about divorce, unless you’re suggesting that all couples, married and single abstain from contraception which is just stupid and cruel.

    “Spousal and domestic abuse is rampant”
    And this has nothing to do with BC, and it isn’t true. DV is simply much more reported now than it was.

    “Abortions are considered to be a necessary part of life.”

    Shocking. A medical procedure to be necessary? Shocking. Also if you’re worried about saving-teh-baybeez abortion, then I’d think you’d be all about encouraging everyone to have safe sex.

  • Fledgeling Feminist

    I didn’t realize until recently that abusive men often use unprotected sex, marital rape, and pregnancy to keep women in abusive marriages or relationships. Better forms of birth control and better access to birth control can enable women to leave an abusive man.

  • Catherine

    Right, because no one EVER was a victim of abuse from a spouse that they didn’t have sex with until they were married.

  • Jennifer

    Is there something wrong with this post? Or are you guys in agreement with it?

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    Did you not bother to read our disclaimer at the end of the post?

    QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular
    feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders
    and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the
    place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at
    the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull
    honestly and thoughtfully.

  • Jennifer

    I’ve been aware of this site and its purpose since before Kathryn Joyce’s “Quiverfull” came out, but generally when you post something of theirs, like Nancy Campbell’s writing, it’s indicated to be wrong, strange, whatever. So it mystifies me when I find articles copied here that portray plain common sense like this one, and asked out of curiousity. In other words, I agree with it fully; nothing odd here.