Furthermore, almost no one seeks out pain and heartache and yet people still manage to get ambushed all the time. But literally millions of people have witnessed or experienced the emotional and (sometimes) physical damage that sex outside of the realm of marriage creates.
What do we need to know in order to avoid the pain?
From pretending to be an Israeli spy to burning down an ex's parents' house, there's no shortage of press coverage when it comes to dating sociopaths in the financial industry.
Now, there's a new finance guy ready to creep out the Internets.
When you're in a dating relationship do you have the attitude "anything goes" or "if it feels good do it"? Some Christians say the Bible is clear about all sexually related behavior is wrong outside of marriage.
Is there such a thing as going too far physically with your boyfriend or girlfriend? Some say kissing before engagement is going too far. Some believers agree that intercourse before marriage is wrong but everything else--including oral sex-- is okay as long as you don't actually "do the deed." Still other people say, "The Bible is reliable and true on a lot of issues, but on the issue of sex it is outdated.
Julia, who was twenty-one, started asking me questions about meeting my wife.
I told our story and then she asked me an interesting question, "But did you live together first? Living together doesn't work, and not only that, but we also didn't have sex until we were married." Talk about a verbal shocker. She told me that she was contemplating living with her boyfriend.
But Arielle couldn't keep a secret and, according to Deadspin, proceeded to forward the email to her friends.
Now, the attached spreadsheet is making the rounds on the Internet.
You may agree with or be confused by Julia's reasoning.