What Lucky Me Got Right: Young Men, Waiting, and Pre-Marital Sex

In his classic book Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis writes:

Our warped natures, the devils who tempt us, and all the contemporary propaganda for lust, combine to make us feel that the desires we are resisting are so “natural,” so “healthy,” and so reasonable, that it is almost perverse and abnormal to resist them. Poster after poster, film after film, novel after novel, associate the idea of sexual indulgence with the ideas of health, normality, youth, frankness, and good humour.1 (Emphases added)

Even though this was written many years ago, it remains true up to this day. There seems to be a contemporary propaganda for lust.

That’s why I’m glad for commercials like this:

The teenager in this video says that real men knows how to wait, as opposed to the popular belief that real men should be devirginized before marriage.

In a world saturated with media that is perverted with sexual images and subliminal messages that communicate that pre-marital sex is acceptable, a commercial like this stands out. It must stand out. Lucky Me got it right.

I challenge young men (and women) to wait until marriage and to abstain from any sexual relations before marriage. May they keep the marriage bed pure.

Thank you, Lucky Me, for making a stand against pre-marital sex (and for the instant noodles I continually enjoy since my childhood).


1C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (New York, NY: Walker and Company, 1987), 152.

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About Enzo Cortes

Enzo Cortes is the Youth Coordinator of Jzone Makati, the youth ministry of Christ's Commission Fellowship (CCF) Makati. He also speaks for various youth and young adult groups, including CCF Makati's young singles ministry, Friday Night Light. He loves to write, read books and blogs, drink coffee, and watch MMA fights.

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