Getting Married "The Right Way"

Steven Crowder of Fox News wrote an entire column about how awesome he and his new wife are for being virgins when they got married, and he doesn’t care what you think about it:

Feeling judged? I couldn’t care less. You know why? Because my wife and I were judged all throughout our relationship. People laughed, scoffed and poked fun at the young, celibate, naive Christian couple.

I feel a little ambivalent about this (a very little). On the one hand: my wife and I were virgins when we got married, and I’ve heard enough responses to that piece of information to feel a little defensive about it when it comes up in conversations with non-evangelicals. On the other hand: I don’t act like a jackass about it.

Christianity is already counter-cultural and offensive enough by its nature; we don’t need to add offensive behavior and attitudes to our faith. Let the world hate us because the Gospel is hateful to them, not because we are.