• Susaki, Kochi

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I take strong exception to David Blecken’s statements in his June 3 letter, “Marriage not needed for family,” that “pregnancies occurring among unmarried couples should not really be an issue at all” and that “you cannot truly be in love with someone until you have had sex with them.”

Both statements reveal an alarming absence of morality and a staggering degree of ignorance. He is also mistaken in assuming that every young couple has has had sex before deciding to get married. And since he is not aware of the benefits of abstinence, it is quite obvious that he is in need of enlightenment or at least a thorough grounding in moral education.

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