Unmet Sexual Desire
Imagine keeping a lion in a small cat-carrier. For years. Day after day. Night after night. He roars. He eats. (A lot.) His energy is endless. And yet you keep him caged.
If sex is the highest good in life, the greatest pleasure we can experience, we’re in trouble.
As a single girl in my thirties who was committed, by God’s grace, to saving sex for marriage, I felt very much like that caged lion. Sometimes my physical drives were so strong, I despaired—the long, intense fight for purity in a sexually saturated culture seemed impossible. And while there was constant dialogue about men’s sexual struggles and temptations, there was this eerie silence when it came to girls’. Was I part man, or was this normal for women?
However, the more I opened up and shared my struggles with other single girls, the more I realized I was indeed normal and in very good company. So why wasn’t anyone talking about it?
Or maybe the greater question is, Why do we even want to fight for sexual purity when our desires seem so natural and good—and often feel too powerful to control?
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