Area Church’s Abstinence Series Starts Jan. 29

BERLIN — On Jan. 29, SonRise Church will be starting a series for the area’s youth based on abstinence called “Guy Talk Girl Talk.” The purpose of the series is to encourage students to remain sexually abstinent until marriage.

It is a gender specific series tackling important issues that students face while preparing them to live their lives in a God honoring way, according to the church.

Studies indicate that the divorce rate among married couples who abstain from sex until marriage is significantly lower than those who engaged in sex prior to marriage. Additionally, their chances of obtaining sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) were slim to none.  Unfortunately, teen pregnancy and STDs continue to be an epidemic throughout the U.S. and many teenagers among the millennial generation are expressing genuine interest regarding the subject of abstinence.

In recent years, schools throughout the U.S. have been emphasizing “safe sex” and “planned parenthood” upon youth by pushing free government contraceptives upon them rather than addressing the real problem.

“God warns us against sexual immorality. He informs all of us that sex is a beautiful and pleasurable thing, but exclusively within the bonds of marriage with no exceptions,” said Pastor Tim Robinson. “The highlight of this series is that it will help students who have waited make a plan of action to remain pure, but also help those who haven’t waited to understand forgiveness and healing.  It is crucial that our teenagers be educated about sex while clearly understanding God’s morals because people within our hedonistic world have warped it with their search for true love and happiness. “

The program is open to students in sixth through 12th grades. It will be held on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the SonRise church office on Worcester Highway from Jan. 29 to Feb. 19. A ring ceremony will be held on Feb. 19th for students who desire to abstain from sex until marriage.

For more information or to enroll, contact Robinson at 410-629-1901.