Even so, many of these same students miss the point about other types of sexual activity.
"Actually, I think foreplay makes you stronger," says Jenny, 17.
And some of them have, unfortunately, discovered this truth through painful experiences. A couple of years ago, before she met Kevin, she was committed to sexual abstinence.
Foreplay is OK for a Christian." There are many other Christian students, however, who believe sexual purity is about a whole lot more than just staying a virgin.
Before long, Sarah and Kevin were going pretty far sexually. If it true love, she reasoned, they really weren't doing anything wrong.
Eventually Sarah and Kevin were having sexual intercourse.
"I'd talk to this Christian friend of mine and she'd say, ' Sarah, you're rationalizing everything just to keep him.
For more information on this topic, check out "What's Wrong with Sex Before Marriage?" "5 Big Lies About Sex," "10 Ways to Practice Purity," "I Wish I Had Waited," and "Can You Become a Virgin Again? Well, we wanted to know what Christian students are saying about abstinence and sexual purity.