Falling in love is amongst the best experiences in the field. I happened to be simply rereading a letter We published to Noël from seminary 90 days before we had been hitched.

Falling in love is amongst the best experiences in the field. I happened to be simply rereading a letter We published to Noël from seminary 90 days before we had been hitched.

The Thrill to be Liked

There is something different to learn about sex, and it is known by us from experience. It is known by us from history. Particularly, the most effective forces in human being life could be the awakening of a peculiar joy and desire which comes from being loved by an individual associated with the opposite gender. I’ve watched otherwise strong, smart, and seemingly mature Christian young adults totally lose their ethical bearings if they learn that they’re attractive to an unbeliever that they are liked. It is as though every turn on the mainframe of the moral life gets switched off while one massive desire key is alive and well. “i would like, want, wish to be with this specific individual who likes me a great deal.”

It’s a power that is frightening view due to exactly how blinding its to knowledge, Scripture, and Christ, and just how this has such long-term implications. It’s a kind of ethical insanity (personally i think often). This is certainly real for folks in their twenties and thirties and forties. We don’t assume that teenagers are any longer equipped than these individuals inside their readiness and life experience to encounter that type or type of energy and danger. Continue reading