Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Hook-Up Culture

"Will we continue to applaud the hook-up culture?...Where did it get us? From rare instances of teen infections to 9 million new cases a year. From two bugs to two dozen. It got us to babies having babies, sixth-graders on the pill, teens with cervical cancer, and to HIV and AIDS."  Suzanne Venker

How come our society is getting it so wrong? Even "Christians"....Ken and I mentor couples who are getting married. The man who heads up the whole program at our church told us that the couples have to commit to being sexually pure until marriage to go through the program. He said we would be amazed at how many "Christian" couples are either sleeping together or living together.

Sex is suppose to be sacred...Kept for a husband and his wife. We aren't animals, we don't have to give into our impulses...We do have self-control and we can teach our children this truth. It will spare them from much physical and emotional pain.

Thankfully, we serve a God of second chances. He is a loving and forgiving God. He makes all things new. So if you have blown it, repent and start living life the way God intended for you. It is a very good way...No fear of diseases, unplanned pregnancy, or emotional trauma.

Charles Spurgeon wrote, "They who love God with all their hearts, find that His ways are ways of pleasantness, and His paths are peace...true religion overflows with happiness and joy."  His ways are so good!

But you are a chosen generation, a holy nation, God's own people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.   I Peter 2:9

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.  Titus 2:12

Marriage is honorable in every respect; and, in particular, sex within marriage is pure. But God will indeed punish fornicators and adulterers.  Hebrews 13:4