Sex Education Kids Need

From the March-April 2004 Trumpet Print Edition

Of the 18.9 million Americans who contracted a sexually transmitted disease (std) in the year 2000, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that half were young people (aged 15 to 24). Another study released in February said that the only way to reduce the rapid spread of stds among youths was to make sex education more comprehensive in schools—including instruction on abstinence and birth control.

We agree that sex ed ought to be more comprehensive, but certainly not on the subject of contraceptives. That would only encourage more fornication. The instruction young people need most is on the subject of why God created sex in the first place. Why did He intend for it to be reserved for marriage? What is the God-ordained purpose for sex within marriage? For that matter, why marriage?

All these questions and more are answered in the most comprehensive sex education book there is—The Missing Dimension in Sex. It ought to be the primary textbook on sex in every middle school and junior high. More than that, it should be included in every married couple’s library—whether young or old.