The Deadly Sin of Lust

The Deadly Sin of Lust

The deadly sin of lust seems to meet us at every turn.

Today, we swim in a cultural ocean of blatant eroticism, sexual advertising, accessible pornography, seductive clothing, and body mania. Men are applauded for sexual conquest. Women draw attention by looking and acting seductive. Pre-marital sex is quietly becoming commonplace. Affairs are quickly excused.

I could write post after post about “how bad it is out there,” but the truth is, it has always been bad out there. Except for the “Good Old Days.”

I think there were about three of them.

We find them in Genesis 1-2, where the world as God made it is a sinless nudist colony in a sensual garden where a man and a woman live together in perfect fellowship with their Creator. There has never been better sex than in the Garden.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day With LOVE TO STAY

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With LOVE TO STAY

It’s Valentine’s Day! Are you ready? I’m sure you’ve already gathered cards, chocolates, and flowers for your loved ones, haven’t you?

The holiday gives us the chance to reflect and celebrate our special relationships. I can think of no better way to do that than with Love to Stay: Sex, Grace, and Commitment by Adam Hamilton (Abingdon Press, 2013). If you’ve still got some shopping to do, this book would make a great gift for your spouse (and your marriage).

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