There seemed to be a special connection between them that made me wonder, It started me on a quest to discover what I call "practical abstinence." All of the "true love waits" messages mean nothing if they can't be put into practice.And that seems to be where many Christians fall short. You can't jump into dating and expect that sexual temptation won't be an issue.You need a game plan: a set of ideas, attitudes and actions that will help you glorify God and safeguard your relationship from premarital sex. Genesis tells us that He made humans both male and female in His own image.

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It's time to put the bed back in church and church back in the bed.

In this series, Ed Young helps us get back to God's incredible design for sex, beginning with the important realization that He created this life-uniting gift.

Focusing on when to, how to, and who to enjoy sex with, this powerful teaching promises to revolutionize your perspective on sex.

Whether you are married or single, a parent or not, these talks include insights on what it means to be human, maintaining sexual purity, casting a big vision for big sex, teaching your kids about sex, protecting the marriage bed, and understanding the spiritual and physical dynamics of human sexuality.

So, sexual desire is a big deal to us, because it was first a big deal to God.

It is a gift, but it needs to be , which is exactly where we're having trouble today.

We're a generation that's almost marked by a lack of self-discipline.

When I typed out these words as an idea for an article on abstinence, I realized this was a difficult topic to get people talking about.

When I asked my peers to share their stories, few were virgins with no sexual history, and even fewer wanted to talk about it. Recounting my own sin made me feel like the chief of hypocrites.