Marriage should be honored by ALL, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. Hebrews 13:4
Movies, TV, magazines, advertisements, and the internet make it hard to stay OUT of anyone else’s bed.
If marriage and the marriage bed are to be honored by ALL and kept pure, then maybe we need to alert all the media because I don’t think they know.
Or if they know, I don’t think they care.
But I care.
If it’s not MY marriage bed, I do not belong in it, watching it, or participating via the internet.
If it’s not MY husband and if it’s not MY bed, then it’s not MY marriage bed. Am I wrong?
The more I pray about this the more God moves my heart to say something and to do something.
I get that we like entertainment. But we can enjoy clean entertainment. God says marriage is to be honored by ALL and the marriage bed be kept pure. The movie and TV show producers and pornography films have included scenes that don’t even leave anything to the imagination.
And the scenes that DO leave something up to our imaginations, they still have hints and that’s not even something we are to be part of.
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Ephesians 5:3
There’s usually WAY more than a hint.
And we cannot UNsee what we see (even for a second of time.)
Some people argue that it’s okay to watch married people together because they’re married.
But, still, that’s not YOUR marriage bed so it’s not FOR you, is it?
Imagine for a moment being Adam seeing Eve for the first time.
Imagine being Eve seeing Adam for the first time.
Can you imagine Adam seeing Eve and never having seen pornography, or advertisements selling with sex, or movies even with images of other women that pulled his mind away from her?
Can you imagine how beautiful she must have felt to him? She hadn’t ever thought to compare her body to another woman’s body. There was no competition for his attention or affection. ALL his desire was for HER! ALL her desire was for him!
Whatever the world has taught you about comparing yourself or comparing someone else, the world is wrong.
You are worth more.
And the people in the pictures and videos are worth more, too.
Purity is beautiful. Purity doesn’t even necessarily mean that before now, life has been perfect, but from now ON, we CAN look away and choose not to be part of someone else’s bed. We can choose not to see a movie or watch a show. We can even write to companies to tell them it’s not stuff we want to see.
I get that it’s unpopular to talk about this stuff. It’s just something God’s been stirring in my heart. I don’t pretend to have all the answers or solutions but I can be a little part of some kind of difference because my life probably would have looked different if I’d heard this and maybe it can help someone else today.