Risks vs. Rewards

Being sexually active in a monogamous and committed relationship such as marriage can eliminate or reduce the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy. In a marriage, a father and mother looking at the prospect of having a baby- even in an unplanned pregnancy- can be a time of great joy and fulfillment. Facing an unplanned pregnancy alone or without a committed marriage partner can be a frightening and confusing experience- one that can require heavy decisions. Very often these decisions made in a crisis mode may result in a lifelong series of consequences. Read more...

Being in a sexual relationship or having a sexual encounter can often be in the context of an abusive relationship or one in which the woman is misused through her partner’s activities. Abuse and misuse may be physical, mental or emotional. But the end results can leave a woman feeling empty, despondent, and unable to explore or maintain future healthy relationships. These harmful relationships or experiences can also affect the people around the woman, including her family and friends. Read more...