Idolizing the Virginity Fetish: correcting a mega-pastor’s bad advice

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Fetish: any object, idea, etc., eliciting unquestioning reverence, respect or devotion. (Dictionary.com.)

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In Walking the Wedding Aisle Without Your Virginity, Desiring God Ministries posts a response to a question from a young man who asks about not being a virgin when he gets married. Sadly, the first thing the article notes is complete agreement with the young man’s idea that not being a virgin on your wedding night is a tragedy.

I think the main thing I want to say is this: Virginity is a precious gift that you cannot give to your fiance … . That is a great sadness and a great loss.

The answer then asserts that while lack of virginity cripples the person’s ability to marry well, all is not lost:

But there are gifts you can give her and God will multiply those gifts so wonderfully that the loss will not be…

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