Across the country, millions of girls are heart sick for 16 year old Justin Bieber. With wispy hair, a cute smile, and popular voice, Justin has quickly become today’s teen heart throb. Girls download all his music to their iPod, can’t get enough of his face, and salivate over his every word.
Because his sphere of influence is so large, I was deeply disappointed by his comments related to sex in the recently released Rolling Stone.
What exactly did he have to say on the topic? When asked if he believed in abstinence until marriage he responded, “I think you should just wait for the person you’re…in love with.”
Great. Now all of the Beliebers who aren’t strong enough, mature Believers truly are going to be sick because their idol has just told them that love is the boundary for sex. Sadly, if girls buy into this cultural lie their chances of walking away from that relationship without true physical disease are not good. After all, one in four people are infected with an STD and more than one in two sexually active singles is already infected with HPV.
Hearing his quote made me think about another teen boy’s question in my new book with Pam Stenzel.
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