The Bible promotes complete abstinence before marriage.
Sex between a husband and his wife is the only form of sexual relations of which God approves (Hebrews 13:4).
Sex before marriage is included in the biblical definition of sexual immorality.
There are numerous Scriptures that declare sex before marriage to be a sin (Acts ; 1 Corinthians 5:1; , 18; 10:8; 2 Corinthians ; Galatians ; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Jude 7).
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However, the couple must understand that God’s intent for sex includes producing children.
Thus, for a couple to engage in sex before marriage is doubly wrong—they are enjoying pleasures not intended for them, and they are taking a chance of creating a human life outside of the family structure God intended for every child.
"There's really no formula that I've encountered," says 28-year-old Andrew Reymer, a single resident of Baltimore, Maryland.
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"You might find that you don't even like the person," Allen tells Web MD.
Other experts agree that sex too-soon can lead to undesirable consequences.