Sex before Marriage: What to Do When You Can't Shake the Guilt

Rhonda Stoppe

Speaker and Author
Published May 17, 2024

Did you have sex before marriage with your husband-to-be––or with someone else?

It has been estimated that 40 percent of professing Christians engaged in sex before marriage––even though they knew it was in disobedience to God’s command. With this statistic in mind, it would be naive of me to assume that the majority of Christian women waited to have sex until after their wedding.

Sexual sin is no worse than any other sin that we commit. It is however a sin against our own bodies (1 Corinthians 6:18), and the enemy uses it to haunt us with shame––if we do not look to the One who can cleanse us completely. 

If you're carrying baggage of guilt from sexual experiences before marriage, it is time to clear your heart––and mind, and be set free from the shame.

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Author Rhonda Stoppe

Rhonda Stoppe is a best-selling Christian author of seven books. With 40 years of experience in helping women build no regrets lives, Rhonda has become a highly sought after voice in the Christian living community. She has written hundreds of articles for and other popular magazines. Rhonda has appeared on The 700 Club, 100 Huntley Street, Family Life Today, Dobson’s Family Talk, and her interviews at Focus on the Family have been named in their Best Of Episodes 2021 & 2023. “I could have listened to Rhonda talk all night,” is what listeners say. Her speaking platform includes: Homeschool conferences, (MOPs) MomCo, MomCon, Legacy Grandparenting Summit and more. She is the host of the award-winning podcast, Old Ladies Know Stuff. Rhonda has over 40 years experience as a pastor’s wife, speaker, mom coach, marriage mentor, mother of four–and did we mention she’s a grandmother of 15! Find out more about Rhonda at

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