Why Good Lovin Body Rockin Knocking Boots Aint Worth Dying For

In 1993 H-Town released a hit record called “Knockin Da Boots.” I was 12 years old and I thought the group was so cute and the song was so cool. Of course my parents did not allow me to listen to secular music, esp something as vulgar as that song, so I snuck when they weren’t around. As a child I didn’t understand the lyrics, let alone the seriousness of being sexually active before marriage and the physical, emotional and spiritual death that occurs from it.

Sex sales and the message and pressures to have sex and be sexual is everywhere (music, movies, fasion etc). What’s not everywhere is the truth, which is that sex outside of marriage is dangerous, lonely and drama filled. People fight for their right to be promiscuous saying it’s their body and they can do what they want with it. STDs and AIDs are at an all time high and as well as children being born to single parents. Sex outside of marriage isn’t safe. It pulls you further and further away from God and brings upon physical and emotional problems that most don’t think about until everything around them is falling apart.

I was not a virgin when I got married so I can tell you first hand about the drama, shame, loneliness, angry and confusing feelings that come alone with sex outside of marriage. I rededicated my life to Christ in 2002 and a few years later met my husband at our church and got married. You can only imagine my amazement at discovering how beautiful, passionate, safe, giving and SMOKIN HOT love-making was inside of my covenant trusting relationship with my husband. I didn’t have to worry about him getting me pregnant or giving me a disease. Because we both love Christ and have him at the center, we don’t allow any person, porn, sex toys etc inside our bed to defile what God has blessed us with. We love each other and aim to please each other. Want to experience awesome safe sex? The solution is simple, live holy, trust God to send you a mate to that believes your worth the wait, get married and then enjoy all the free, safe, faithful love making that you want. Watch God honor your marriage and love-making when you do things the right way. 

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (MSG)

 16-20There’s more to sex than mere skin on skin. Sex is as much spiritual mystery as physical fact. As written in Scripture, “The two become one.” Since we want to become spiritually one with the Master, we must not pursue the kind of sex that avoids commitment and intimacy, leaving us more lonely than ever—the kind of sex that can never “become one.” There is a sense in which sexual sins are different from all others. In sexual sin we violate the sacredness of our own bodies, these bodies that were made for God-given and God-modeled love, for “becoming one” with another. Or didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body.

Read these 10 STD facts below and ask yourself, if sex outside of marriage worth all of that?

  • By 2010, at least 35 million children will have lost one or both parents to AIDS.ed
  • A girl is four times more likely to contract an STI/STD than she is to become pregnant.d
  • Unprotected anal intercourse with a partner whose status for STIs/STDs is unknown is the highest-risk sexual practice.k
  • Each year there are approximately 333 million new cases of STDs in the world, according to the CDC.j
  • Over 25 million people globally have died of AIDS since 1981.e
  • The estimated number of people living in the U.S. with a viral STD/STI is over 65 million. One in two sexually active people will contact an STD/STI before the age of 25.j
  • While some STIs/STDs—such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis—are curable, if left untreated, they can cause death, infertility, chronic pain, serious birth defects, and miscarriages.d
  • Many sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, can be transmitted through oral sex.i
  • The rate of chlamydia among African-American men is more than 11 times that of white men. Additionally, African-Americans remain the group most heavily affected by gonorrhea. In 2004, the gonorrhea rate among blacks was 19 times the rate among whites.d
  • Although African-Americans make up only 13% of the U.S. population, they accounted for one half of the estimated new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in 2004.e
 
Prayer for sexual purity
 
Lord help us to live holy before you. Help us not to give into the lies of the world. Help us to focus on your promises for our future. Lord help us to glorify you in our mind, body and emotions. Send us believers to do life together so that we do not have to walk this Christian journey alone. Help the single saints to be content in their time of singlehood. Help them to stay focused on their goals and keep their eyes on you. Help the married saints to commit their marriages to you and not allow anything to taint the family that you’ve blessed them with. Lord thank you for your mercy and for forgiving us of our past sins and helping us to live right before you daily. Give us the desire and strength needed to leave any relationships or entertainment alone that  causes us to fall into sin. Thank you Lord for always being faithful and loving towards us. We trust you with our lives Lord. In Jesus name amen!

Hope & Healing For Mommies of Angel Babies

Psalms 147:3 He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.

After experiencing a miscarriage in May of 2012, I started a Christian support group on Facebook for women who have experienced the loss of a child(ren). When the Lord placed it on my heart to start the group, I had no idea if anyone would join, let alone want to share their story with me. God is so awesome because the group grows weekly and we’re currently at 118 members. The ladies in this group have become like family to me. We share our ups and downs, we pray for one another, rejoice together and mourn together. We post scriptures and praise and worship songs to lift our spirits and remind us that God is with us always. Many ladies have posted pics of their angels and shared their stories, struggles and triumphs. The whole point of the group is to give each other hope and to bring us all closer to God, for He alone is our healer and source of strength.

Heres few comments from members sharing how they’ve been blessed by the group thus far:

I have joined many support groups, and although many have provided me with the support and a shoulder to cry on, this is the first one that has added HOPE and indescribable PEACE to this journey and it’s all because of the word of God and the finished work of Christ being a pivotal part of it. I thank God that he spoke to you to start this group that has benefited someone from the other end of the world (South Africa). God bless you mightily and abundantly and all the other ladies who are part of this group.
 
Thank you so much Ladies. It is so great to have a place where I can come and openly talk about my angel. I appreciate each and every one of you praying for all of you.
 
With all the support I saw and received in this group, I am praying for a miracle and who knows, one day I will maybe have my rainbow baby.
 
This is definitely a ministry even though none of us has stepped into the pulpit. We are ministering to each other and God is using each one of us in some way to begin the healing process that needs to take place in order to bring us to the place He needs us to be.
 
I agree its like were a family I think of all of you ladies as my sisters! & I’m grateful to finally have this place were we can open up. So many people don’t understand & say mean things, this is a place were we can let out the tears, or anger or whatever else were feeling & know that a wonderful family will support us.
 
I just wanted to say I’m so happy to meet all of you. Not exactly the best circumstances, but I know we’re all here for each other. I seriously think about yall all the time. I even find my self talking to my mom about you guys like I know yall in person lol. We have a long journey a head of us, but we’re all here to support one another and I am so glad to be a part of this group.

When going through grief and loss, it’s important to associate with those who know how you feel, what to say and when to say it. This is a safe place to express yourself and receive instant support, encouragement and hope. The love of God is shown in this group daily and those who felt hopeless now have hope! To God be the glory! If you or someone you know would benefit from  joining this group please forward the link below to them or share the group name with them so they can look us up on FB. Hope and Healing For Mommies of Angel Babies. It’s a spiritual support group but all are welcome. Thank you for sharing the link, God bless!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/312074525543437/