Sexual promiscuity is neither new nor novel. It is as old as humanity, always promising more than it can deliver. More palatable words have replaced the obsolete and ugly ones. Inviting terms cause the ugliness of illicit sex to be veiled in mystery, fascination, and excitement.
Staying Pure in a World Gone Wild
It’s a wicked world out there. Drive down any highway, and your eyes will be assaulted by scantily clad women on billboards. Sit down to watch a football game, and you’ll want to change the channel when the commercials come on. And we haven’t even mentioned the Internet or reality television! It’s not easy saying pure in a world gone wild. But Chuck Swindoll offers help in this series of four timely and timeless messages on sexual purity. It’s a series for the married, singles, men, and women. It’s a series for anyone who wants to learn how to keep from falling into immorality and for those who have already fallen. It’s a series for all who desire to walk with God without shame.
It’s not the bait that constitutes sin; it’s the bite! Joseph understood this and refused to let his desire run wild when Potiphar’s wife enticed him to sin. We want to understand why and how Joseph said no when lust’s offer was pleading for him to answer yes.
Moral foundations almost always collapse through slow erosion. But once they collapse, not even mighty men can stand.
We think of the honeymoon as the beginning of the marriage—that initial burst of physical love—that period of passionate ecstasy between the wedding ceremony and the return to the normal responsibilities of everyday life. Nothing is wrong with thinking about the honeymoon in this way. But it does imply that the honeymoon is only for newlyweds and is only temporary.