Tuesday, September 18, 2007
First, I am more than a little humbled to stand next to these three men of God, especially in that they are all men of even a greater humility.
Fighting back instincts to try to overly impress on my first post, I thought I would link to our mutual friend Dawn Eden's recent article on the 10 1/2 Reasons to be Chaste, as the 1/2 is a reference to a comment of mine she quotes in the article (it was to be called 10 Reasons .. .,originally).
A friend of mine offers another sobering thought: If you have sex outside of marriage, what you're really saying to your sex partner is, "I wish you hell."
I came up with that statement after a lot of thought and prayer dealing with a young man I was counseling about his upcoming engagement. The two kids involved are both Christians, but in this "try it before you buy it" oversexed society of ours, my friend was worried that things might happen between engagement and the actual wedding.
After we talked about his job as husband being that to help his beloved get to heaven, I reminded him that taking her through hell first (a sexual act being a mortal sin) most likely wasn't the best route.
Dawn's article, as usual, is full of good advice from one (like myself) being restored to purity by the love of our Father, and the Truth of His word.