I overheard a good friend tell his son, a week or two ago, "You live in an over-sexed culture." I must add over-sexed and individualistic.
Where have man-woman partnerships gone? There was a time, not long ago, in our country's history when men and women worked together as teams. Both inside and outside of marriage, men and women treated each other not as products to be consumed but as potential partners deserving of the respect inherent to their very nature.
|Prince Albert and Queen Victoria with their family|
As a young girl, I sadly bought into the cultural lie that boys are products; I felt constantly pressured to try them on like t-shirts at the shopping mall. I began evaluating boys in the basis of how sexually pleasing they were. The ultimate question I would ask myself with every new guy I met was, "would I kiss him?"
I don't believe I can state strongly enough how devastating this behavior is. It destroys God's ordained arrangements for healthy human relationships. Both men and women in our culture today are guilty of playing the part of consumers while treating each other as products. This has radically altered our appetites. Now, instead of searching for life-long partners, we have placed sexual satisfaction at the center of intimate relationships.