The problem that she has found with abstinence pledges is that teens have misconceptions about what it means to be a virgin.
“Teen girls don’t understand what virginity is,” Di Marco says, “so everything except intercourse is considered okay even by Christian girls.” These behaviors can include everything from deep kissing and heavy petting to oral sex.
Understand the purpose of dating and how to respect ourselves and each other.
Four video Bible studies on these topics: Boundaries The Role of Dating Tough Issues for Guys Tough Issues for Girls Michael & Hayley Di Marco work side-by-side at Hungry Planet, a company committed to publishing spiritually-based content for teens and young adults.
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