Below indicates the alarming rate at which secondary school students have sex today.
Let’s start with some heartbreaking stats:
A. 90,000 Schoolgirls Aged 10 To 19 Fall Pregnant In 2023 – South African Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu
B. 3 in 10 teen American girls will get pregnant at least once before age 20. That’s nearly 750,000 teen pregnancies every year. Parenthood is the leading reason that teen girls drop out of school. More than 50% of teen mothers never graduate from high school.
C. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 12 million girls aged 15–19 years and at least 777,000 girls under 15 years give birth each year, with at least 10 million unintended pregnancies occurring each year among adolescent girls aged 15–19 years in the developing world.
Let’s stop here.
We know immorality has been around even many years before now, but we have to admit that it is currently on the increase. Also, various factors could be held responsible, including media, peer pressure, failed parenting, the rise in perverted adults who are taking advantage of the unmastered hormones of these young ones, etc.
One of the things we should always remember is that the devil is always interested in young people (of course, for evil purposes) and he targets places where there is a reasonable amount of young people, like schools. This is one of the reasons darkness is strong in many secondary schools today, and one of the implications is a high rate of immorality among young students.
However, the solution is God’s Word. We must teach these young folks the truth of God’s word. Inherent in the word of God is the fear of God. Once a young chap can have and keep the fear of God, like Joseph, they will easily be constrained to live righteously irrespective of where they find themselves.
Kingdom-minded Christians, who are ordained as light by the Lord Jesus, must rise and be proactive in tutoring the world and the people on the pathway of God’s perfect Will. Believers, who are light and salt of the earth, should teach the parents of this world proper parenting; they should have direct interactions with the young folks of the society and disciple them unto righteousness; we should become major stakeholders in the media space and ensure the media won’t corrupt youngsters again; we should infiltrate influential societal positions and enact laws and policies that protect these young ones from sexual predators; etc.
Finally, the so-called sex education being taught at many climes (where the young ones are given the option of using contraceptives for sexual acts) should be revamped. Rather, we should teach them abstinence sexual education, where they are granted wisdom to practice sexual purity and avoid all kinds of sexual immorality.
We have to inculcate the fear of God in these youngsters, which is possible via vehement exposure to God’s word. So, for instance, they will see from God’s Word that all forms of sexual pleasure must only be shared between a married husband and his female wife inside the safe confines of their marriage institution, with no other party involved. They will also be tutored to create the right structures where it will be difficult to go beyond boundaries, and we will disciple them to learn how to control their healthy sexual urges.