Tuesday, November 12, 2013
"On Fire": *OBVIOUS* QUOTE OF THE DAY (YET SOME PEOPLE STILL NEED TO HEAR IT)
I'm not a big fan of the phrase "casual sex" because God made sex (Genesis 2:24-25) and nothing about what he does is casual (without serious intention, careless, apathetic, unconcerned, shallow, superficial, not premeditated, etc., etc.). However, I am a living testament to the fact that when you decide to use sex without the (biblical) instructions that come with it (Hebrews 13:4), it can make for some pretty frustrating, delusional, painful, wasteful situations.
Exhibit A (or Z depending on how you look at it): "In Hookups, Inequality Still Reigns":
Natasha Gadinsky, 23, says she doesn’t have any regrets from her years in college. But the time she hooked up with a guy at Brown University does come close.
After his own orgasm that night, she said, he showed no interest in her satisfaction. The next time they got together, it happened again. He “didn’t even care,” said Ms. Gadinsky, a health care case manager in New York City, “I don’t think he tried at all.” He fell asleep immediately, leaving her staring at the ceiling. “I was really frustrated,” she said.
Like generations before them, many young women like Ms. Gadinsky are finding that casual sex does not bring the physical pleasure that men more often experience. New research suggests why: Women are less likely to have orgasms during uncommitted sexual encounters than in serious relationships.
Uh-huh. And is it that I Corinthians 6:16-20(Message) says again?
"There’s more to sex than mere skin on skin. Sex is as much spiritual mystery as physical fact. As written in Scripture, 'The two become one.' Since we want to become spiritually one with the Master, we must not pursue the kind of sex that avoids commitment and intimacy, leaving us more lonely than ever—the kind of sex that can never 'become one.' There is a sense in which sexual sins are different from all others. In sexual sin we violate the sacredness of our own bodies, these bodies that were made for God-given and God-modeled love, for 'becoming one' with another. Or didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body."
Yep. The world always has to "bow down" to the Word. Whether it wants to or not.
You deserve to be taken *very seriously*. Not casually.
Please take heed.