Teens are growing up during a time in history when it has never been more challenging to live out a sexually pure lifestyle. They are bombarded by thousands of sexual messages and images each day. The world is lying to them and feeding them the destructive message that sex outside of marriage is normal, natural and risk-free.

Below are resources Abby recommends as you pursue a greater understanding of the wide ranging consequences to sex outside of marriage BUT more importantly, the benefits that come from saving sex for marriage!

Recommended Reading


Statistics of Single Parent Families
by Dawn – Single Mother Guide

Once largely limited to poor women and minorities, single motherhood is now becoming the new “norm”. This prevalence is due in part to the growing trend of children born outside marriage… 

Teen Pregnancy
by Focus on the Family

…A close friend of your teenage daughter is pregnant and considering an abortion.  The friend’s home life is less than ideal and she spends a lot of time at your house…

Character in a Tech-Overloaded World
by Lindy Keffer – Focus on the Family

We live in a culture saturated by technology. The information, promotions, opportunities and noise it creates seem to fill in the cracks of our already-busy lives so that every waking moment is occupied… 


The Sexual Exposure Chart
A Self Control Inventory
CDC's STD Data
Immediate Costs vs. Long Term Impact Chart


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