I was thrilled to recently post an article on the CNN Belief Blog titled My Take: Searching for God, settling for Sex.
I’m honored to share my message of healthy sexuality and spirituality on this platform. A brief excerpt is included below:
When a friend alerted me to the “Fifty Shades” trilogy in April, none of us had any idea it would sell in excess of 40 million copies within months, or that sales of whips, chains and other BDSM paraphernalia would skyrocket as a result, or that a European hotel would replace its Gideon’s Bibles with “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
Many legitimate possibilities have been offered for the seeming success of “mommy porn.” Women are more sexually liberated than ever before. Couples are longing for ways to spice up their sex lives. Many women have a deep inner longing to be dominated by a man who’s absolutely obsessed with them.
While there might be some truth to each of these theories, I think the real force behind this “Fifty Shades” phenomenon is that our society is clamoring for closeness. However, in the absence of genuine sexual intimacy (best defined as “in-to-me-see”), we settle for sexual intensity…
I’d love for you to read the remainder of the article here, share the article with your friends, and join the conversation in the comments!
Praying this article is a blessing and a light to many in the midst of sexual brokenness and darkness.