noun: abstinence ab·sti·nence ˈab-stə-nən(t)s
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The wisdom of exercising virtuous judgement in abstaining from premarital sex, sexually transmitted diseases, infertility, abortions, unplanned children, marital difficulties, life-long shame and regret for mother-to-child disease transmission.
the loss of one's most precious wedding gift: You! All of you!
exceptionally virtuous judgment, sound moral character, temperance, Godliness, a woman of dignity and honor, maturity and understanding in life’s most difficult decisions, abstention from sin, shame, disease, and life-long regret.
SIN IS WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOUR HEART IS NOT SATISFIED WITH GOD. JOHN PIPER
Key Facts — Sexually Transmitted Infections:
More than 1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are acquired every day worldwide.
Each year, there are an estimated 357 million new infections with 1 of 4 STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomoniasis.
More than 500 million people are estimated to have genital infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV).
More than 290 million women have a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection (1).
Over 900 000 pregnant women were infected with syphilis resulting in approximately 350 000 adverse birth outcomes including stillbirth in 2012 (2).
In some cases, STIs can have serious consequences (e.g., infertility or mother-to-child transmission)
Millions of people, both in society and in the church, are suffering under a crushing weight called guilt. Maybe you've had an abortion, or advised someone else to have one. Maybe you've lied to a friend, or stolen something and never made it right. Maybe you're addicted to alcohol or pornography or drugs. Maybe you've hurt someone and never sought their forgiveness. It could come from a thousand different things.If you feel hopelessly lost under this pressure of guilt, this message is for you. Randy Alcorn, Read More....