Browsing the net for inspiration, I came across an article by John Blake on the CNN blog with a straight-forward title ‘Why young Christians aren’t waiting anymore.’
The post cites an evangelical publication that claims that young, unmarried Christians are having premarital sex almost as much as their non-Christian peers in the United States.
And what is the situation in Zimbabwe? Is “(Almost) Everyone Doing It” here as well? What do Zimbabweans rely on more in this issue: the authority of the missionary-instigated viertue or the African pre-colonial tradition?
And if nothing of the above encourages the young Christians in Zimbabwe to wait, would movements such as the American “True Love Waits,” be more successful by encouraging teens to wear purity rings, sign virginity pledges and pledge chastity during public ceremonies.
As the CNN entry states, today in the West, it’s not unusual to meet a Christian who is single at 30 – or 40 or 50, for that matter. While it is a global trend that young, single Christians face temptations that their counterparts in the biblical age didn’t face.
What is our evangilization strategy, then?