Surprising and Encouraging Research

We all assume young people are taking the sexual revolution to new levels.  We are not wrong to assume this, as people like Miley Cyrus and every other young pop singer have given us a window into the Millenial ethos…. but Relevant Magazine recently published an article responding to research in New York Magazine that shows 40% of college students have never had sex before.  This is up from 13% of college students just a few years before hand.

Here’s the article:

http://www.relevantmagazine.com/current/why-arent-millennials-having-sex-anymore

Though this change may not be the result of theological or personal conviction regarding God’s purpose for sex, it is encouraging to see that the power of sex, and the effect of sin, are being felt and responded to on some level.  It is a step in the right direction – but we cannot be satisfied thinking that less young people are hooking up or sleeping around.  We must encounter them with the life-changing power of the gospel.  Behavior does not save, only faith in the atoning work of Christ on the cross… “ For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Eph 2:8-9)

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