At Hope Clinic we teach young adults about abstinence until marriage; which is immediately followed by the word: wait. Ah waiting. That thing we are no longer training ourselves or modeling to young people how to do. And we wonder why waiting is so hard for them with something as big and difficult as sex. Especially when you consider the average age of marriage is no longer 18 or 22, but well into 20’s and 30’s. And I wonder…what other area of our lives have we successfully modeled to wait 10 or 15 years before fulfillment?
Do I think we should teach young people to wait on sex? Absolutely. But after this teaching at church, I am asking myself how well I model “waiting” in all areas of my life. How am I really teaching them to wait? Am I willing to wait for the things I want too? Young adults are watching us more than they are listening to us. If we want them to wait, let’s remember to show them how to wait and the positive results of waiting…in all areas of our life. If we teach them to wait for the little things, they will learn how to wait for the big things.
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Clinic Hours *Updated*
- Monday: 9am-4:30pm
- Tuesday: 9am-4:30pm
- Wednesday: 9am-4:30pm
- Thursday: 9am-4:30pm
- Friday: 9am-2pm
- Saturday: CLOSED
- Sunday: CLOSED