While I do believe that people are free to choose how they will live their life that doesn't mean that people should be free from the consequences of those choices. People can have sex outside of marriage, but that doesn't mean there will not be negative consequences associated with it.
Amy Orr-Ewing tackles this subject in this piece, "What's Wrong with Sex Before Marriage?", at bethinking.org.
How on earth can you answer this question? It is the 21st century after all; surely God doesn't hate you enough to make you say something so ridiculous and old-fashioned that you will lose all your friends! In the gospels, Jesus was asked many difficult questions and he frequently responded with a question before answering more fully. He did this so often that I think we are probably meant to notice it and learn something.
What is wrong with sex before marriage? How about: 'What is wrong with anything?' In other words, where do you get the moral code by which you live your life? There may be a whole number of different responses: 'I do what I feel is right' - my morals are entirely personal and arbitrary. Or 'society decides what is right and wrong' - laws are made and as long as I stick within them everything is OK. Or anything in between those two responses.
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How would you respond to that question?