Friday, August 22, 2014
An Ounce of Prevention: 'A Parable (in TV Form) About Why You Should Wait for Marriage'
"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."---I Corinthians 6:16-20(Message)
Over the course of my life...
I have met women who have slept with the same guys I have.
I have befriended women who have married guys I've had sex with.
I have walked into rooms and shared the space with more-than-one guy I've slept with.
I have slept with guys who know one another.
I have even slept with cousins before. (Not at the same time but...still.)
And you know what? All of these instances remind me of one of the billions of reasons why sex before marriage is *so not a good idea*. It can make things awkward at best and devastating at worst.
That's what I appreciate about this episode of Girlfriends. It is a "parable version" (Matthew 13:13) of what fornication can do to affect intimacy and trust and so much more.
It ends up all good on here because it's a television show. However, trust me when I say that I sit with couples in the real world where things aren't quite so...rosy.
Just another head's up to wait for your husband. It's best.