Sex & Superglue Illustration

SEX RidgeHere’s an analogy for the power of sex—one we can use with our kids.

Imagine that you’re a sheet of cardboard.  Sex is like superglue that glues 2 pieces of cardboard together—very helpful if your hope and goal is to be bonded to one person in marriage for the rest of your life.

Now imagine what happens when you rip 2 super-glued sheets apart.  Chunks of my cardboard are stuck on the other sheet, leaving holes, wrinkles, and tears, while chunks of the other person’s cardboard are now permanently stuck on me.  Then imagine super-gluing your wrinkled sheet of cardboard repeatedly with various other pieces of cardboard.

One study of college seniors found that 75% of students hooked up or had sex an average of 7.9 times.   After 7.9 of those sticks and rips, how’s your cardboard going to look?

I firmly believe that Jesus can and does heal the worst of emotional and spiritual damage–that even if your cardboard has been through 79 sticks and rips, God can heal and make whole what’s been broken.

If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

But I’d rather my kids not have to go through the pain of being ripped apart.    I’d rather them go through as much of life as possible whole.  Then when they get married they can be bonded for life to one person.

How about you?

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Lead Pastor of Upwards Church: Leander & Jarrell, TX
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