DATING IS OUT; HOOKING UP IS IN 10/21/2008


Hooking up is in; dating is out. In Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus, sociologist Kathleen Bogle's interviews of students reveals the big change in campus life.

In times past, students went on dates with the hope of some sexual activity. Now they go straight to sex and may end up dating at some later time. About half of the people who engage in sex never see their partner again.

The book helps parents understand what their children are facing.

The children need to be made aware of the consequences of sex outside of marriage. First, their is pregnancy. Second, their are the soaring chances of contacting sexual diseases. Third, is the psychological result of lowering self extreme, feeling like used merchandise. Finally, their is alienation from God: 1 Corinthians 6:9 asks, "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind."




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