Yesterday I had the opportunity to join Kevin Boling on the Knowing the Truth radio program to discuss Awaiting a Savior. If you missed the show, have a listen at Knowing the Truth’s page on Sermon Audio.
The intersection of pornography and marriage is one of the most problematic issues among many couples today–including Christian couples. The pervasive plague of pornography represents one of the greatest moral challenges faced by the Christian church in the postmodern age. With eroticism woven into the very heart of the culture, celebrated in its entertainment, and advertised as a commodity, it is virtually impossible to escape the pervasive influence of pornography in our culture and in our lives.
What is it that convinces us anything is real or true? Proof, objective proof. It’s how we know we can trust a product, person, or perspective.
But what about the Bible? While many treat it like a scientific book that can be proven through processes and argument, it is, in fact, not objectively true. Yes, there are large portions that are historically provable, but the teachings of our Holy Book are not.
I am a product of second-wave feminism of the 1960s. By the time I was a child in the ’80s, movies were full of women in shoulder-padded jackets leading employees from their corporate desks. The working mom was alive and well, figuring out how to balance her professional and family responsibilities. My grandpa was picking me up after school and watching me until Mom got home from work.
So I came into my stay-at-home mom role slowly, with frequent handwringing and doubts.