TITLE

True Love Waits: Do Southern Baptists? Premarital Sexual Behavior Among Newly Married Southern Baptist Sunday School Students

AUTHOR(S)
Rosenbaum, Janet; Weathersbee, Byron
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Religion & Health;Mar2013, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p263
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study measures premarital sex prevalence, sources of sex education, and support for secular sex education among 151 newly married young adults surveyed at 9 Texas Southern Baptist churches. More than 70% of respondents reported having had premarital vaginal or oral sex, but more than 80% regretted premarital sex. The proportion of premarital sex exceeded 80% in 6 of 9 churches, among men and women married after age 25 and women married before age 21. School sex education was the only source of information about sexually transmitted infections for 57% of respondents, and 65% supported secular sex education despite church opposition.
ACCESSION #
85210243

 

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