Moral Boundaries

Few people would say, “I think I will get addicted to pornography this week.” Or,  “I plan on having an affair tomorrow.”  Or, “I would like to get a sexually transmitted disease this month.”    

Yet millions of Americans find themselves in addiction.  Millions more are affected by a sexually transmitted disease.  And the vast majority of marriages are ruined by infidelity. 

The numbers are staggering:

Addictions – Over 23 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and other drugs.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases  – There is an estimated 70+ million people who have a Sexually Transmitted Disease. One in five people in the United States has an STD.    Two-thirds of all STDs occur in people 25 years of age or younger.

Infidelity Statistics – Statistics confirm that 50 and 70 percent of married men (between 38 and 53 million men) have cheated or will cheat on their wives. 

  • At least one partner will have an affair in approximately 80 percent of all marriages.
  • Approximately 70% of time on-line is spent in chat rooms the vast majority are romantic in nature
  • The continuing increase of women in the workplace and the increase of women having affairs on the Internet means that the numbers for women having affairs is similar to those for men—about 60%.
  • 75% of men and 65% of women admit to having sex with people they work with.

 Don’t become a statistic!   Develop some moral boundaries.  Come see us Sunday January 23rd.  Or check out this message online.  www.ridgefellowship.com/messages/boundaries  

 Moral Boundaries are for your own protection,  Darrell

Sources:  http://www.menstuff.org/issues/byissue/infidelitystats.html

http://www.simplexlove.com/std-statistics/  

http://www.livestrong.com/article/13924-std-information/

http://www.healthymind.com/addictions.html

About dkoop

Lead Pastor of Upwards Church: Leander, Jarrell & Taylor, TX
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2 Responses to Moral Boundaries

  1. Shannon K. says:

    Thanks for reminding us that it’s OK to be “weird”!

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