The 50-somethings aren't special; most other age groups saw a drop in their frequency of sex, too. Save Money: Get AARP member discounts on travel, shopping and more The chill isn't confined to the bedroom, sadly. Consider that the number of 45 Americans who believe that only married people should have sex has dropped by nearly half in five years-from 41 percent in 1999 to 22 percent in 2009.The percentage of people who say they engage in affectionate acts like hugging, kissing, and caressing at least once a week also fell between 20. What's more, fewer survey respondents agree that "there's too much emphasis on sex today" than they did in 2004 (though maybe Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl had us fed up back then). Research has long shown that money worries sap sex, and with the recent unemployment scourge, yo-yoing 401(k)s and rampaging foreclosures, there's been no shortage in worries.Contrary to popular misconception, God’s prohibition against marriages to foreign women in the Old Testament was not due to racism.Instead, God was simply preventing the spread of idolatry.…“Do not intermarry with them. But dating can be messy if single people don’t have good boundaries.But for those who want more, I’ve got some extra “tried and true” ideas that will help weed out the joy-sucking vampires. But before you read on, keep in mind, the following advice is PG-13.The only question is, do you trust his motives and his insight?
God knows what a powerful force sexuality is in our lives. And because God is invested in your sexual health, he placed boundaries around sex because he knows it can be used in the right way for our benefit or in the wrong manner for our demise.(Each time we did this, of course, it further reinforced these principles for our daughters and for us.) “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God.” (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5). Sex was created by the holy God of heaven, where purity reigns.God made sex physically desirable by creating us with sex drives, without which sex wouldn’t exist and neither would people.We made our expectations clear, gave them specific guidance and principles (not just rules), and told them we’d be asking them if they were living up to these standards.This deepened our relationship, opened communication and created healthy accountability.