Sexual Pressures of Society
By Angie Lewis
Wherever we turn there are sexual laden images of strangers
tossed into our face. We didn’t ask for naked people to be
popped in front of our eyeballs twenty-four seven, but it
happens anyway. Internet advertisements continually bombard us
with banner images of scantily clad women in their bathing suits
or underwear but were not at the beach, we’re sitting in front
of our computer ready to go to work!
You’re driving your children to school and huge billboards display sexual innuendos and women lay across the whole board with their cleavages tossed down your children’s throat. They may picture that one image in their mind all day because for a child observing something like that is amazing.
You pick your children up from school and you’re standing in line at the checkout stand and every single magazine talks about the latest sexual scandals going on in celebrity society. Your children are standing there reading about how so and so had sex with so and so, and now are getting a divorce. Plus that image of the almost naked woman is still vivid in their mind.
Your fifteen-year old son comes home from school and gets online to chat with his friends and more scantily dressed women are parading their bodies on popular home pages. Young celebrity girls barely have any clothes on but everyone loves them and they are so popular. Your little fourteen-year old daughter wants to be just like her, and dress like her too.
Bored with the scantily dressed women flung in front of their face every single day, because they are becoming desensitized to almost nude bodies, your children decide to turn on the television. Low and behold, every single comedy show, with the exception of, Everybody Loves Raymond, is about sexual immorality and the characters talk about going after your sexual desires even if that means being unfaithful to your spouse or boy/girl friend, but your kids keep watching it because it is so funny! It is funny watching married people commit adultery.
Teenagers and young men and women are constantly exposed to the pressures of having sex and are even told to experiment sexually with many different partners before getting married. Parents enable their children to have sex before marriage by putting their daughters on the pill. Schools enable sex before marriage by having condoms sold in vending machines in the school hallways! If you don’t have sex by the time your sixteen, you begin to think you’re not normal!
There are men and women lusting after the flesh of strangers more now than ever before and it is only going to get worse. Adultery and divorce are pandemic in America. The world is already filled with light porn images and sexual innuendoes wherever you turn. Your children are growing up seeing these light porn images. When they are married will they be able to stand the temptations of society or will they cave in under the pressure and commit adultery? Will having sex with their spouse be enough to keep their desires burning or will they need to do some perverting on the side?
For everything in the world – the cravings of sinful man, the lust of the eyes and the boasting of what he has and does – comes not form the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
1 John 2:16-17
There are more perverts roaming the streets now than ever before – I don’t even want to get into that. Teenage girls are getting pregnant at younger and younger ages and at alarming rates. Let’s sexually desensitize the people and that will turn this country into Sodom and Gomorrah. It’s an agenda folks. Sex sells!
The agenda starts in school. Boys are brought up to think they deserve to have sex before marriage. Girls have low-self images and believe it is ok to behave and dress as sexual objects, which only explodes the sexual drive of men. The only way to get attention from the boys is to dress scantily and behave as wanting. The respectful girls who dress modestly and behave with virtue never get talked to - the boys are afraid to talk to them.
In school boys and girls are disrespecting one another – they don’t think they are, but sex outside of marriage is disrespectful. It is disrespecting the body of another person that you have no right to have and it is disrespecting them on an emotional level as well. Dating almost always ends in hurt because someone gets dumped.
Where is the respect for one another in this culture? We first must respect ourselves and that means respecting our bodies enough to stay sexually pure until marriage. God wants us to save our bodies for marriage but this culture has gotten too carried away with the dating scene and it has confused the true and proper roles that God meant for men and women. They are caving in under the sexual pressures of society.
May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer – may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love. Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another man’s wife?
Society has made their bed and now most people are sleeping in it, oblivious that anything at all is really wrong. To the naked eye, no pun intended, it all seems normal. But there is a lot wrong! Let me tell you why. Anytime we are bombarded with sexual perversion and lustful thoughts and porn images it lessens the value and importance of marriage and it lessens the value and worth of a person as being a beautiful child of God created for His purpose. People have no entitlement or justification to disrespect and degrade one another in these ways, and yet no one thinks they are disrespecting another person because they are disrespecting themselves!
Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the
Lord out of a pure heart.
II Timothy 2:22