Sexual brokenness and the road back
Eric Metaxas writes on BreakPoint:
The Christian faith understands human beings for what we truly are: Made in the very image of God, possessors of a weighty and eternal dignity, but nonetheless fallen. And, left to our own devices, we are prone to, well, mess things up.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the area of human sexuality. Just take a look around. I’ll spare you all the statistics, but you know the carnage the sexual revolution and sexual “liberation” have left in their wake: soaring divorce rates, the breakup of families, abortion, teen pregnancy, AIDS and a host of sexually transmitted diseases, and on and on.
And of course our culture has become astoundingly vulgar when it comes to sexuality.
… But maybe the worse part about all of this is that sex is actually one of the truly precious and great gifts that God has given to us. It is part and parcel of His road map to human flourishing and human happiness. Yet we humans decided to blaze our own trail.
And, because we’ve strayed from the map, we’ve messed things up.
This is a hugely important topic these days, which is why my BreakPoint colleague John Stonestreet has spent four weeks on the “Two Minute Warning” discussing sexual brokenness.
The John Stonestreet video series:
How Sexual Brokenness Victimizes People
How NOT to Respond to Sexual Brokenness
Responding to Sexual Brokenness in Our Culture and Ourselves
The four installments are available as a collection on a flash drive.