With puberty occuring so early with youth these days and people getting married later and later in life, is making a pledge to wait for marriage for sex really realistic? I am not a blazing liberal. I am one who believes fully in the biblical mandate for sex within marriage only. How it must be so painful to be a youth these days. Make a pledge when you are 13, marry when you are 24...11 years of no sexual contact! For some teens they can do it...for most? I don't know. Any others willing to go here with me on this one?