On my way to work every morning I come across this billboard sponsored by a “birth control” organization. See if you can pick up the “sermon” being preached…
Message: Relationship = Sex
A common reaction: (even from Christians):
- Well if they are going to have sex anyway, they should at least be “protected.”
Sorry, though nobody may actually become pregnant, there is no real “protection” in this case. There is no such thing as an emotional or spiritual condom. Sex outside of a committed marriage relationship does not build up – it destroys – on emotional and spiritual levels. Nobody is truly protected in this scenario.
My thoughts on the subject:
- I wonder, is this the new way of saying, “If you really love me, you’ll let me.” ?
- Why is it that we fall for this? Does the fact that two people can engage in a physical act (that animals can also do, by the way) really mean that they are in, or working at, a relationship? I don’t think so…
- Being married for over 20 years now, I can say from experience: Sex is great… but not THAT great. It’s enhanced my marriage relationship, but it hasn’t created or become the relationship. That’s simply not what sex was created to accomplish… and it can’t.
Correction: In my mind’s eye, here’s what the billboard should say if it were speaking the truth:
Romans 12:1-2 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.