The Benefits of Chastity Before Marriage
Nearly every religion teaches the principle of chastity before marriage, but fewer and fewer people are observing it. The Family: A Proclamation to the World teaches that "God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife" (¶ 4) and that "children are entitled to birth within the bounds of matrimony" (¶ 7).
Baker, Christine; Cox, JIll; and Duncan, Stephen F., "The Benefits of Chastity Before Marriage" (2018). Forever Families. 69.