Sexual Immorality: Senior STDs on the rise

Did you know that sexually transmitted diseases among seniors are on the rise?

According to the New York Post, the number of cases of Syphilis and Gonorrhea among seniors has doubled in the last ten years.

Why, you might ask?

Seniors are…
Living longer
Getting divorced more often
Casting off traditional moral restraints
Taking more libido enhancing drugs, such as Viagra

Also, this new crop of technologically proficient seniors are using tools traditionally associated with their younger counterparts, such as senior specific dating and hook-up websites.

The moral implications of this add a new complication to the Christian striving for purity.

Sexual temptation is here to stay. This battle is not just a young person’s battle, but a lifelong human battle.

You will be tempted as a teenager
You will be tempted as a single adult
You will be tempted during marriage
You will be tempted as a divorcee
You will be tempted as a senior citizen
You will be tempted as a widow or widower

This is not a sprint, but a marathon of perseverance.

Learn to fight this battle now, because it’s not going away anytime soon.

“…let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1 NIV

“Therefore, put to death whatever in you is worldly: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evildesire” Colossians 3:5 HCB

“I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes” Psalm 101:3 NKJV

In my opinion, this is the most helpful resource on overcoming sexual immorality:


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