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Minister makes a case for abstinence before marriage and porn avoidance #412490
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Consider that we don't have to live with the consequences of our advice in your life. Act according to what you can live with!
Re: Minister makes a case for abstinence before marriage and porn avoidance [Re: Kayla] #412515
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I met Mark many years ago at a Smart Marriages conference. I really like him.

I think he makes some good points on the porn avoidance.

Abstinence before marriage used to be quite important for social reasons. The way society was structured, a woman lost almost all value on the marriage market (her main - and often only - source of financial security), children born outside of wedlock were highly stigmatized, and child paternity was primarily determined by marriage. Abstinence before marriage is now primarily a religious issue. If that's important to someone, they will do it. If not, they won't.


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Re: Minister makes a case for abstinence before marriage and porn avoidance [Re: AntigoneRisen] #412516
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That link doesn't work, by the way


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Re: Minister makes a case for abstinence before marriage and porn avoidance [Re: Miranda] #412535
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Thanks for the heads-up on that. not sure if I entered it wrong, but this should work now.


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Re: Minister makes a case for abstinence before marriage and porn avoidance [Re: Kayla] #412619
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There we go! He's always very funny.


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