On our second date, I said, Miri, you make everything brighteryoure like color safe bleachit was a stupid comment, one of those brain-to-mouth-with-no-brake-in-between comments, but I felt good enough to say that with her.
The fact that only 5.57 percent of teens in the survey thought pre-marital sex was right is remarkable given the pervasive exploitation of young males and females in the media as sex objects and the constant portrayal of sex outside of marriage as normal and an everyday event without consequences.
By maintaining outdated assumptions about women as wife and mother, Church leaders have created a culture difficult for young women to reconcile, for they live secular, modern-day lives with expanded opportunities, but are diminished as Orthodox Christians.generation Orthodox women, our daughters don’t have memories of grandparents settling in a new country, building bedrock church communities.
They don’t have, or crave, the ethnic glue that held communities together, but rather seek Churches that are not ethnocentric as they are fully integrated into present-day society.
Teens ought to see sex as something very sacred and good and therefore an act not lightly undertaken.
For that matter, we want them to understand that the consequences of a sexual relation are something that they carry with themselves throughout their life.