I Never Wanted To Be A Single Mother
I read a post the other day about a woman whose baby daddy proposed to another woman and married her while she was five months pregnant. She said, I never wanted to be a single mother. It just happened.” A comment on the post said, “Maybe they should stop having sex until they’re married.” To which another reader replied, “That’s not realistic. People aren’t going to do that today and we both know it.”
Don’t Do Anything
Earlier today, I listened to a podcast about sexuality and singles. In a conversation about kissing and intimacy while dating, the guest, Elisabeth Elliott said “Until you find out by prayer and waiting on God that this is in fact the man or the woman he has for you, don’t do anything. You do not need intimacy in order to discover the character of this person. Character can be observed from a distance. Intimacy contributes precisely nothing to the knowledge of character in fact it certainly is a revelation of a certain looseness of character.”
Looseness Of Character
There’s a lot of looseness of character today don’t you think? We can’t get away from sex. The intro to the podcast said, “In today’s culture, people mock the idea of purity. If you spend five minutes watching television or reading through some of the lyrics to the nation’s most popular songs–you will notice that many actors and artists place little value on purity, and place a high value on sexual freedom.”
Part Her Legs Like The Red Sea
We saw this in plain sight on Sunday’s opening act of the Grammy awards. I’m not sure why a married woman and mother of a two year old girl needs to part her legs like the Red Sea, simulate sex with a chair, twerk then back her crotch up to the TV for all of America to see her nether region while singing explicit lyrics about what happens in her sex life with her husband. My feelings would be the same if she were single.
Moments Of Deep Intimacy
Sex is in every song lyric, TV show, movie and even some commercials hint at sex. We can’t get away from it. Each week on TV shows like The Bachelor, we see him kissing, participating in nude photo shoots and creating moments of deep intimacy with women he barely knows. Before this season is over, I can bet he would’ve had sex with any number of those women vying to be the chosen one.
Sex Is A Big Deal
A minute ago while checking my inbox, I ran across an article titled Letting Go Of Your Sexual Past written by Barbara Wilson. Here’s what she said, “Sex is a big deal. One of the biggest lies our culture has told us is that sex is just physical. We can have sex and then move on without thought or consequence to the next partner, repeating the cycle until finally we get married. And then poof: All past lovers are instantly erased from our memories. Sounds magical, doesn’t it? But it’s not true. Sex is a bond, an invisible bond that works like super human glue, attaching us permanently to all past lovers. Emotionally and spiritually, as well as physically — whether we’re married or single.”
Something to think about…
What say you…what are your thoughts on today’s sexual culture? Is purity possible today?
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