Sexual Immorality: The Cheapening of Pleasure
When sex is perverted, pleasure is watered down and the happiness of society in general is diluted.
Sexual immorality has so much to do with so many other problems in our society. For example, would there be as many people in our society who gangbang, rob people, sell drugs, do drive by's, prostitute women, have psychological malfunctions, wrong people to get attention, disregard authority, etc. if everyone who grew up had both a mother AND a father who actually took responsibility for their sex? That's why God's design is marriage. God doesn't want us having sex unless we have committed to provide the proper context for the natural consequences of sex (children). God commands that lovers be ready to raise a family together--it's not JUST about the pleasure (although God created both outer beauty and the physical pleasure of sex), it's about God's design of reproduction. Marriage is the only context which is fitting to such a great responsibility as raising a child.
Has anyone checked the statistics about single parent homes? Has anyone had an inside track to the ghetto's in America? The streets are raising many of our babies, and much of it is a result of sexual immorality. Gang members often talk of how they felt like they never had a family that cared, and that this is one of their motivations for joining the gang--the gang is attractive because it resembles a family.
Anyway...that's just one example of how sexual immorality is effecting our culture--one baby at a time [not to mention the objectification of women, increase in sexual offenses, divorce rate (and all that kids have to go through in that kind of situation), violence and murder (angry husband's / jealous boyfriends), broken hearts, depression, rampant homosexuality, pedophilia, molestation, bestiality (screw-any-thing-that-moves-ality), sexually transmitted diseases, abortion on demand (the murder of a beating heart), etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.] We belittle God's great gift of sex when we live as though our genitiles were just toys that we can play with now and let someone else clean up the "mess" later. It's not a very nice "thank you" to God when we run his gifts through the mud and leave a generation of lost souls in the wake.
GOD CREATED SEX. Yeah, that's what I said. God created sex and therefore, He knows best how sex is supposed to work. He intends for us to get much pleasure out of it. In fact, if we have any faith in God (or any experience of real love in the context of marriage) we should trust that sex is more enjoyable when it is stewarded according to God’s standards. God’s not a kill-joy—He just knows what’s best for our everlasting joy and pleasure. If we put God first and handle our sexuality the way God intended, we would not only have a better society, but we would get more pleasure out of sex, and more joy and long-term fulfillment out of our relationships. We settle for such cheap, temporary, destructive, weak pleasures that we miss the intense, eternal, all-satisfying and ultimate pleasure which comes from the hand of God.