One of the first penalties of serial monogamy is emotional suffering.
If the couple breaks up and the two start dating others, the common assumption is that they are then free to have sexual relations with their new partners.
This practice of serial monogamy-being sexually active with only one other person at a time-is widely considered to be a suitable way to date and find a future spouse.
In the United States, by the mid-1990s about two thirds of married women in their 20s had lived with their future spouses before getting married (Robert Moeller, “America’s Morality Report Card,” November-December 1995, pp. This dubious practice is followed by all too many young adults in the Western world.
Sadly, most don’t know the price they will pay for such conduct.
We’ll share with you some frank answers about the consequences of premarital sex and popular myths about sex.
And finally, we’ll share some advice given by people who have committed their lives to godly dating.
No responsible parent would put his or her adolescent child in an automobile in the middle of a busy highway without having given that child instruction on how to drive.
Dating in our world is not without its dangers either.
Teaching young people God’s standards before allowing them to date may sound terribly old-fashioned and restrictive.
But look at it this way: Most governments do not allow people to drive automobiles until they demonstrate the knowledge and ability to do so in a safe manner.
Teaching young people proper behavior for dating is obviously ideal. He does not have two sets of guidelines, one for adults and one for youth.