I was talking to a father today about the current state of youth sexuality. He asked me: “But, that was unthinkable when we were kids, but it’s “normal” today, so what can we do about it?”
A common term, today, that means:
- Everyone is doing it.
- It’s a fact.
- It’s what we do.
I don’t buy it. We have to define “normal” in terms of “desirable” or, even better, what is ACCEPTABLE!
Let’s look at some “normal” FACTS:
- 25% of teen girls in the U.S. have one or more STDs.
- 1 in 8 twelve year old children have had sexual intercourse
(I won’t mention the stats for other forms of sex…).
- 20% of teen girls access pornography intentionally each week.
- The average age of first exposure to pornography is 11.
- Internet porn addiction is soaring, across the board.
Now, in 2009 America, this all may be “normal”. But, to me, it is NOT acceptable!
The Church in America must begin to recognize what is truly happening in our culture, in the lives of children, youth, and adults. The Church must then equip itself for battle and retake the ground from the Enemy.
Our Lord has already won the war. It is up to us to take on evil on the many battlefields of life.
That includes the Sexual Battlefield.
Are you ready, willing, and able? If not, are you correcting deficiencies in your battle-readiness, preparing for the Sexual Battlefield?
That should be “normal”.
That should be “acceptable”.
Stay tuned for more…
“All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17