A recent article in The Denver Post makes the case that abstinence and contraception based education is the only way to prevent teen pregnancy and the spread of STDs. The article — which is pretty biased — states that the country is “moving in the right direction” because of comprehensive education.
But later the author states that in Colorado — my home state — “condom use has been inconsistent, sexual violence among youth is on the rise and...rates of chlamydia are increasing.”
The problem here isn’t that kids don’t know how to use a condom or haven’t heard that waiting till marriage to have sex is better. It’s that they don’t know what sexuality is for. As T. S. Elliot once said, we have to know what something is for before we figure out what it should or shouldn’t do.
Before telling students what to do or not to do sexually, we need to help them understand what sexuality is all about. I’m talking about this right now on my Two Minute Warning video series on sexual brokenness. I’ll link to it at ThePointRadio.org. I’m John Stonestreet.