“For instance, take the matter of eating. God has given us an appetite for food and stomachs to digest it. But that doesn’t mean we should eat more than we need. Don’t think of eating as important because someday God will do away with both stomachs and food. But sexual sin is never right: our bodies were not made for that but for the Lord, and the Lord wants to fill our bodies with himself.” – 1 Corinthians 6:13 TLB
In Tom Wolfe’s book, Hooking Up, he writes, “‘Sexual revolution’ is a rather prim term for the lurid carnival actually taking place in the mightiest country on earth…an estimated 50% of all (web) hits are at sites purveying what was known as ‘adult material.'” No doubt, the statistics will be even greater in 2014.
The Sexual Revolution of the 1960s, aided by women’s and gay liberation movements, have made for greater acceptance of casual sex, or “hooking up,” on school campuses. Children as young as nine already know that hooking up means to have a sexual experience. That’s astonishing to me! While many celebrate the freedom to hook up, others are expressing concern for safety and health.
No doubt, America’s sexual standards are not what God had in mind when He invented sex. Sex is His idea, but for only one setting – in the context of marriage between a man and a woman. It’s difficult to live by, and is radically counter-cultural, but God loves you and wants the best for you. Do you have the courage to trust Him in this and every area of your life? You won’t be disappointed, and it just might save your life.