Permanent vs. temporary

This post contains mature subject matter…

Over the past week I have seen blogs and posts, and heard news reports that have dealt with the subject matter of sex. Sex as God designed it and sex as the world uses it.

News reports of a father who left his child in a hot, deadly car to post inappropriate pictures of himself on the internet. Blogs of how sexual addictions cause deep and sometimes permanent damage in marriages, and the big one; how the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, based on the popular book series of the same name, is in post-production and already causing quite a stir.

Sex, according to the world, is something for your pleasure only and a way to prove your prowess. Look at the magazine covers by the check out line “27 ways to leave him begging for more” and the like– how does that nurture and deepen a relationship? The feelings you experience truly may leave you breathless, but does it leave you truly satisfied?

A sincere, safe, selfless relationship, created and blessed by God, doesn’t “leave you” at all. It fills you. The goal of a sexual relationship, as created by God, is to be an act of giving– not taking.

When we treat others as something to use and discard, instead of someone to treasure and care for, we are trading the permanent for the temporary.

My sons deserve wives who know they are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). My nieces deserve to have husbands who will know their role as a Biblically-based servant -leader.

My prayer for the next generation is that they will know that they are precious, and prized, and valued, and loved, and treasured above all things. The only way that will happen is if we make a point to change the world’s view of Sex.

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About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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