Our society and media have done a great deal to taint and perversely hardwire our brains for an unhealthy view of sex.
In treating men and women in my practice who struggle with sex addiction or pornography — or who are simply are still stuck with images they have seen in the past that still influence their memories and sex lives — I feel deeply disappointed. Media has cultivated images and resources that have perverted people’s views of sex. And this phenomenon affects both genders.
We are sexual beings. God gave us the ability to not just lust, as the world portrays, but to fall in love and be deeply connected with someone to the point where emotional intimacy occurs. From there, the bond grows deeper to sexual intimacy. If God’s design and intent is followed, there is little heartbreak, less sexual struggle, less baggage and no sexually transmitted diseases.