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Monday, December 01, 2008

This may be the saddest thing I've ever read...

I discovered this little gem over the recent Thanksgiving break. Note the source when interpreting the spin:

Couple Waits Till Marriage for First Kiss

Chicagoans Melody LaLuz, 28, and Claudaniel Fabien, 30, shared their first kiss Saturday at the altar. The two teach abstinence at the city's public schools and practiced what they preached to their teenage students.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the couple had never kissed and that they had never been alone together in a house.

So, let me get this straight: two people are now committed to each other- for life- who have never even been alone together in the same house? They've never even kissed? And we now expect them to develop and maintain a healthy sexual relationship to supplement their existing (presumed) emotional one? Look, if you want to wait for sex until marriage, I respect that. Really, I do. There are all kinds of complex reasons both to have sex and not to have sex. That said, marriage is an incredible commitment* and I'm not sure this degree of "abstinence" is approaching the commitment with adequate solemnity. Put differently, if your self-discipline isn't strong enough to allow yourselves to be in the same house alone without, presumably, immediately disrobing and getting your freak on, then what makes you think you have adequate self-control to not cheat on your spouse?

And, seriously, these two teach this to children? I can only hope they dress up like Pilgrims while they do it so that we all get the full effect.

Best of luck, kids.

* One that I, as a side note, find very pleasant given my good fortune in tricking my wife into marrying me.


Blogger yli said...

i propose an experiment that the new couple be followed and observed for 1) how long before they stop teaching kids abstinence; 2) how long the marriage last; 3) in the circumstance that their marriage sustains into their child(ren)'s teenhood, how they teach them abstinence; 4) whether they end up converting to sex therapists; 5) [add any number of other marital/family/relationship issues here].

Monday, December 01, 2008 1:15:00 PM  

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