Plan B (the “morning after” pill) ends a life that is an unintended and unwanted result of a sexual encounter.
God’s Plan A for sex is found in the Bible. This is the basis of healthy sex education for teens inundated with the world’s view of the purpose of sex, seen in the answers of their peers, their teachers, and medical and other professionals to the question “What is sex for?”
What can you do to help teens reject the world’s idolization of sex and embrace God’s Plan A instead?
First and foremost, they need to know what the Bible says: that sex is a gift of God to bond a man and a woman together, to produce children, and to give pleasure — all in the context of marriage.
Right at the beginning of the Bible — in the first two chapters of the first book — we have four verses that give the context and the purpose of sex. Even if these were the only references we had, we would have enough:
1. Sex tells us something about God, about his nature and his character. When God created humans he created them male and female (Genesis 1:27). We are alike in that we are both human beings, but we are also different (Genesis 2:18). God exists in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). The three persons of the Trinity are distinct, but they exist in perfect union with each other, just as we as male and female are distinct sexual beings but are called in marriage to be one. Jesus longs to be one with the Father. Male and female long to be one, and sexual intercourse is the ultimate expression of that oneness.
2. Sex is for producing children. God told us to “be fruitful.” A natural result of sexual intercourse can be “a little us,” the product of our union (Genesis 1:28).
3. Sex is part of the process of joining a man and a woman in marriage. A man leaves his father and his mother (his biological family), holds fast to his wife (his first loyalty is now to her as they establish a new family), and becomes one flesh with her (their bodies are joined in sexual intercourse). Sex consummates the marriage (Genesis 2:24).
To be continued …