Thoughts for Valentine’s Day

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. (1 Corinthians 6:18)



Many women have discovered to their dismay that there’s an awful lot of bad sex out there, says Margaret Wente, writing in The Globe and Mail.

They’ve been told to have a superpositive sex life — unconflicted, joyous, casual, and abundant. “They’ve been told they should be able to have as many partners and initiate sex just as often as men do.”

They’ve tried all that.

And, surprise, it hasn’t worked out very well! “Instead of feeling superpositive, they feel sexually dissatisfied, emotionally disconnected, and more than a little used.”

The trouble isn’t men or culture. The trouble is that these women bought into a lie. Rick Warren tells us, “Some things are hard wired in us by God; we know they are always right or always wrong, no matter what anybody else says. Our conscience tells us this.”

And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. (Isaiah 30:21

“A women’s best strategy is to be selective.” Something in the soul longs for meaningful relationships. The key is to take time, lots of time (three dates are not enough), to know someone and be known by them. Treasure the relationships that allow you to truly “be yourself.”

A woman sharing intimacy with a man is the most special thing she can offer. Never give it casually. Always remember that you are special in the eyes of the Lord.

Or don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. (1 Corinthians 6:18-20)