What We're Addicted to Isn't Love


Unless you’ve been living under a rock,  no one can disagree that today’s world is obsessed with things sexual. Sex not only drives us as individuals, but also our society as a whole. We’ve come to a saturation point with sex in advertising, movies, music, books, and even changes in our language. All of this is so misguided as an approach to this beautiful God-given drive within us.

“Every man who knocks on the door of a brothel is looking for God,” said G. K. Chesterton.

All of us are looking for intimacy. All of us are looking for love. And what is the true definition of God? God IS love.  So it is God we are looking for–even when we sin, or maybe  especially when we sin.

This is how Evil uses us. This is how Evil  changes the  image we see of ourselves in  the mirror of our hearts, replacing it with a false image, and false desire.

Addictive sex is one of many counterfeits we accept in place of a fulfilling relationship with God.  There is a very good article about this at Pure Intimacy. The page is sponsored by Focus on the Family and surely worth a read.

Personally, I don’t know how much more we, as a people, can take of  this saturation of sex  and still remain ‘higher than the animals.’  The sex drive in a human being is meant to be loving and pro-creative and yet is being debased to the level of a garbage dump.

In the media, it’s all a matter of giving people what they want. And if this is what we want, we are surely getting it, to the great detriment of  the goodness God put within us.

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Copyright 2014, Kaye Hinckley


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