Here is the link to the story about the dramatic rise in some STD’s as well as the development of some drug resistant strains of the diseases. (link)
I wonder what this means to many people? Fortunately, it does not concern me personally. I am happily married and firmly believe that the woman I am married to now will be the woman I am married to when I die. By God’s grace, we were both virgins when we got married, so neither of us has to worry about the fears that multiple partners can bring.But what about everyone else? Western culture today says that my wife and I are not normal. The majority of people will have multiple sexual partners. So far, the existence of terrifying diseases has not stopped anyone from having sex outside of a monogamous relationship. People seem to be able to easily dismiss many of these diseases saying, “I use protection” or “They can cure it.” Well, the fact is that some of these diseases are becoming resistant to the treatments that have been used to treat them.
For me the question is, will this help to deter people from having sex outside of marriage? I don’t mean to be a pessimist, but terrible diseases have not stopped people yet.
The more time goes by, the more convinced I become that God new what He was doing when He designed sexuality to be enjoyed in the context of marriage, and with only one person. Monogamy allows a person to avoid all the terrible consequences that can come from sex and instead focus on the joy that it can bring to a relationship. Our society has completely lost sight of this and instead sex has become a recreational sport, and a very selfish one, meant more for personal pleasure than for mutual pleasure or procreation. The problem is, society has also created a culture where disease, emotional scars, and broken relationships have found fertile soil. Instead of addressing the root of the problem, and trying to get people to change their lifestyle by giving up sex until they are in a permanent relationship, society has tried to come up with drugs and “protection” to allow us to continue in our destructive lifestyles. They have failed to come up with a solution. The only solution is the one that nobody wants because it actually demands that we show ‘gasp’ self control!
The only way to stop the spread of these STD’s is not through better drugs, but through changing the attitude in our culture that having sex with multiple people is normal. We will continue to see more super strains of these diseases develop until we take the steps necessary to cut off the source, promiscuity.