Unformatted text preview: Betrothal involved husband giving a coin to bride (or valuable object) and saying, “Be thou consecrated to me.” (In Middle Ages the money was replaced be a ring – engagement ring). If couple of opposite sex were together for extended time, sexual activity was assumed. Premarital Sex Interesting data Not much change in number of people feeling premarital sex is always wrong. But major change in number of people saying it’s not wrong at all. Probably the number of uncertain people before are moving to thinking it is not wrong. Influence of media strongest for those that are uncertain. Center for Disease Control – 1991 57% of teens have had sex 1 in 7 GA teens had sex by age 13! 28% of 9 th grade boys in GA have had at least 5 sexual partners Gallup Poll (1989) 69% of college students say nothing wrong with premarital sex....
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- Fall '10
- Gallup poll, premarital sex, 28%, 69%