Christian sexual ethics is the best. As Christians, we have every right to be proud of our religion in this regard. It is part of the Good News, for everybody.
Christian sexual ethics means this:
- People marry somebody of the opposite sex.
- They wait for marriage to have sex.
- Marriage is a lifelong relationship.
- We understand that coitus makes babies. We don’t imagine otherwise.
It provides the most justice to a child in terms of the child’s ontology. When men and women wait until marriage to engage in sex, there are a number of benefits:
- The men and women do a better job vetting their child’s other parent than men and women who are having sex outside of marriage. This means the child ends up with better parents.
- Men and women who don’t wait for marriage end up conceiving children with partners who can be inappropriate marriage partners and/or inappropriate parents.
- The abortion rate is dramatically lower for children conceived inside marriage than those conceived outside marriage.
- Men who wait for marriage, and who marry women who don’t believe in abortion, never have to face the pain of having their child aborted.
- Women who wait for marriage don’t have to raise their children alone.
- Single moms are more likely to need public assistance than married moms.
- Couples who wait for marriage have dramatically lower divorce rates than those who do not.
- Couples who wait for marriage create children within that marriage who are connected to both halves of their origins. They create a triad that is a reflection of the Trinity.
- Kids conceived and raised inside marriage don’t suffer ontological fractures like adoptees, kids of third-party reproduction, kids of divorce, kids who are raised in a single-parent-by-choice household, kids of two moms or two dads.
- Children who are raised by their own married parents experience poverty at dramatically lower rates than children of unmarried parents.
- Nobody has a right to pregnancy free-coitus. This is because such a thing does not exist–there is no 100% guarantee for it. Contracepted coitus still carries a risk of pregnancy. It always does. You can lower the chance of pregnancy, but not to zero. Remember this next time you’re tempted to do the wild thing outside of marriage.
I am proud to defend my religion’s teaching on this subject. It is the most just for children. It is the most humane way to understand the human person. Other practices are less humane and less just.