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What do you say when your teen asks, "Why wait?"

By: André Leyva, PhD

A teenager came up to me once after I had given a talk on marriage and asked me, "Why did God make sex feel so great and then expect us to wait so long before we can use it?" He continued, "Personally, I think there is nothing wrong with sex before marriage as long as each person agrees."

Because I am a professional psychologist, the first thoughts that came into my mind were scientific and rational. First, I am aware of a

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