78% Young Men Agree There’s “Too Much Pressure”

For You From The Word

Encourage the young men to be self-controlled.
In everything set them an example by doing what is good.
(Titus 2:6-7)

For You To Think About

guy friendsA recent survey commissioned by Seventeen magazine in partnership with the non-profit National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy reveals the culture’s vise-like grip on young men’s attitudes about sex and relationships. About 1,200 young men ages 15-22 were asked about –

What’s taught at home?
51% said having sex before marriage is acceptable in their family.

The need for a two-parent family?
64% say “it’s OK for an unmarried female to have a child.”

The Other Side of the Story

But the survey also offered an incredible opportunity for the Christian community to influence this generation of young men. Mentoring and support can make a difference … because young men said they not only sense society’s pressure, but they are craving meaningful relationships:

What are guys hearing from the culture?
78% guys agree there is “way too much pressure” from society to have sex.

Can they wait to have sex?
66% say they could be happy in a serious relationship that didn’t include sex.

For You To Pray

Gracious Father,
Raise up godly men and role models to influence this generation for You. Move in today’s young men to make responsible choices, wait for sex until marriage, and cultivate meaningful relationships.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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