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Intimate Encounters


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In a hypersexualized culture, many people pursue intimacy through casual encounters instead of authentic relationships. However, true intimacy requires emotional connection, not just physical pleasure. There are essential components for cultivating intimacy, including setting healthy boundaries and exclusivity within commitment.

  • Unrestrained sexual desires can enslave us instead of fulfilling us. True intimacy requires self-control and commitment.
  • The sexual revolution promised happiness through liberation but in reality rates of depression and anxiety have increased.
  • Casual encounters through technology and multiple partners decrease our capacity for intimacy and attachment.
  • Exclusivity within commitment, like marriage, provides the security needed for deep connections to form.

We live in a culture that says more access leads to more fulfillment. But the truth is, exclusivity is the key to intimacy. What boundaries and commitments could you make to nurture intimacy in your life and relationships? Let’s choose to walk in this truth for the sake of experiencing true intimacy – within ourselves, our families, and our community.


1 Corinthians 7:1-2, 1 Corinthians 6:18, 1 Corinthians 6:12

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