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A couple of generations ago they could admit this mutual attraction and perhaps go out together for a no-commitment, no-pressure date.

I wonder if today’s Christian young people are having trouble finding the space between courting and hooking up.

In the wider culture, hookups have become the norm.

They were told that any God-honoring relationship must see marriage as the goal.

Today’s Christian teens and young adults have grown up in this kind of Christian subculture.

have often reflected on how and why dating has become so difficult in the 20 years since it was of any real concern to me.

At least, when speaking to today’s young adults and observing their lives, it sure seems there has been a significant shift.The hookup culture is the air they’ve breathed through life, example, and a million television shows.Now imagine a young man and woman who are vaguely interested in one another.A couple of generations ago, it was the societal consensus that the right and appropriate context for sex was marriage.The sexual revolution soon “liberated” sex from marriage, but even then it was still considered an act associated with some kind of relational commitment.But in a hookup culture, any date carries the possibility, perhaps even the likelihood, of sex. ” is understood as, “Would you like to have sex with me?

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