This week’s is gonna be (Shellie) brief because *I think* (LOL) that the videos speak for themselves.
Yeah. Well. Even *I* can’t believe I’m saying this, but as I was watching, for the second time, the Lifetime Television (which is rare for me cause most of the movies are about psycho women) movie, “She’s Too Young” (which actually, if you have teens-I work with them-it’s worth checking out) over the weekend, there was something that Marcia Gay Harden’s character said to her 14-year-old daughter, Hannah, upon discovering that she had contracted Syphillis due to performing oral sex *for the first time* (you might want to check out this link about how a lot of school districts are failing, miserably, when it comes to sex education):
“I wanted your first [sexual experience] to be life-affirming.”
Life-affirming. What a nice—brilliant, actually—way to put what should be the entire point of the (biblical) purity (I Timothy 5:22) movement. For sexual activity to be saved for a time when it can be *life-affirming* mentally, emotionally, relationally *and spiritually* for the two people involved. I’m sure that is a big part of the reason why Hebrews 13:4 defines *the marriage bed* as “undefiled”, which is another word for “pure”.
Of course, I heard another quote recently too: “When you gorge on chickens, you lose a taste for chickens.” (LOL) That one may make a bit more sense once you check out this first video offering that I saw on Ted.com entitled, “The Demise of Guys?” It’s just a little over four minutes and I think well worth your time. In reference to this site, I found it…quite relevant that Mr. Zimbardo would state that many of the male gender have *arousal addiction*, do not understand *the difference between making love and watching porn* and, due to technology, they are being “digitally rewired”.
And then there’s this video. By pastor and author Joshua Harris. A lot of people know him as the “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” writer. Anyway, you know with as much as people want to “fight for the right” to not live a life of sexual purity…to promote it as being a good thing to do, as someone who also once lived that way and is now…doing things differently, I’ll be honest: I don’t see *nearly the same amount of drama* as I did when I was sexually active. The sex was fun. The consequences…with each person…one way or another…they were *anything but*. Joshua and I don’t agree on everything re: dating and courtship, but he does provide a great purity campaign in his video, “Don’t Waste Your Sexuality“.
Yep. I’ll be curious to see what you all think after you check out both. A friend of mine once said that when people need to hear truth, it will become from the most unexpected sources. I never woulda thought that a Ted.com convention would so eloquently state what this site stands for: protecting the souls of people when it comes to their sexual choices. It was a nice surprise. What a needed discussion. What perfect timing.