Source: Carole Norris Greene, Associate Editor, Faith Alive!
It was a compelling delivery given by a youth pastor.
“Sex once it starts, is not supposed to end”, he stressed. It is meant to be ongoing in a committed relationship that has the potential of deepening over time precisely because it is sustained by the grace of God.
The teens expected him to say the last part, but he wasn’t going to let them tune him out.
He asked them: Have you ever wondered why some people go from one sexual partner to another, looking for the exhilaration of their first encounter? Not finding it, they cling to a sort of desperate hope that maybe tomorrow the right person will come into their lives.
But the emptiness is within and not the fault of another, he warned, because sexual activity with multiple partners diminishes one’s capacity to experience the wonder of genuine love.
If a sense of emptiness is the lot of the person who moves from one sexual partner to the next, hoping to find fulfillment, how much deeper will that emptiness be for the one whom another is merely an object of lust void of all dignity?