Today, we’re going to stick with the topic from yesterday – specifically the transition from single life to married life.
Whether you’re single or married, there’s a lot to unpack here.
Yesterday, we talked about the difficulty in making the switch from a life of only worrying about ourselves to the married life where we not only have to care for another, but we’re called to put her needs before our own.
A big part of the difficulty here comes from how we are taught to view women by our culture.
Everyday, we’re sold the idea that sexual freedom is the highest freedom. That we should be able to have sex with whoever we want, whenever we want, however we want. We’re led to buy into the hookup culture, objectifying women, pornography etc.
And, we’re told that all of that is okay. Even healthy.
But, here’s the issue. If we disrespect, objectify, and use women today, what’s going to be different when we’re married? If we watch porn for our own selfish, sexual pleasure, how could we selflessly give our love to our spouses?
It’s impossible to disrespect women, and respect our wives.
And, this is true for all of us. Chastity and purity are two words our culture hates to hear, but they are the virtues that strengthen us whether we’re single, dating, or married.
Be the Men.