The popular soft drink bottle carries the promotional TV ad across the top portion of the label that wraps each bottle for a cunning easy read to the mind of the millions of daily drinkers. "Find love on Wednesday night on Fox TV" So, millions of teens and adults comply like mindless robots and it’s there alright; him and her, him and him, her and her, young, attractive, partially nude, unmarried, inconsequential, wild, and free of worry, guilt, and shame. Meanwhile, 17-year-old Jenny writes me about how she saw it, tried it herself, once for love, once for the fun of it, and once after she’d been carried away by a romantic evening of alcohol and a persuasive boy. Now she’s hurt, badly. The next day he called her a _ _ _ _ and walked proudly away. Jenny is one of over five million teenage cohorts who have felt the same way in the last year. It looked fun on "Fox TV". The night before on "W.B. TV" it looked even slicker. Nobody got hurt. Nobody felt any guilt or sadness. The soft drink label called it love. Somebody’s not telling the truth! Do we have to watch that stuff? Do we have to keep falling for their sensuous ploy? The steady wisdom of scripture comes shining through the beguiling fog with the reliability of the morning sunrise, "Let the marriage bed be pure." Heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual, gay, lesbian, teen, college, adult, Democrat, Republican, American, European, Canadian, Mexican, whatever, whoever, wherever. "If you’re not married, sex with another person is wrong. It’s a sin against God, it’s a sin against you, it’s a sin against her, it’s a sin against him. It hurts, it takes away from a honeymoon, and it destroys a pure relationship." (Interpretation is mine.) God invented sex. He wrote the book on it. He wants a wedding, a honeymoon, and a marriage to be fantastic, enchanting, and never ending. So, again He reminds us lovingly and firmly, "Let the marriage bed be unspoiled."
What is TV "love" doing to the minds of the people in our nation?
Why do we watch it? Why do so many fall?
What is God’s provision for our mistakes? What is our responsibility hereafter?
Preparing for a great marriage begins today with a pure mind and a pure heart.