One thing that has always been striking to me, is the intense effort to degrade intimacy. There is no question in any adult mind that it is everywhere. It has been terribly misused. Satan has attacked the divine loyalty saved for marriage since time began, and here are a few of his approaches:
For some children- sexual abuse
For some teenagers- temptation to participate too early. (With such force it seems impossible to fight.)
and for some married adults....lack of intimacy-to name a few.
Hmm. (more on the latter to come.)
SO much emphasis in time, money, and thought have been placed in the arena of sexual intimacy, but my question is why? Why would THIS be the area of attack? What makes this the fall out for so many human beings? Why would Satan want nothing more than to destroy through this part of life? Why is this the number 1 reason for divorce? (true story).
What does he know that we don't?
Let's review one very important factor. In Latter Day Saint doctrine, we know that we lived before we were born. We know that we were taught and thrived in the life before this. We also know that we were sent here to be "tested." To make this possible, we were given one important thing...a "veil." Our knowledge was removed. Our memories erased and our faith was to bring us forward and progress. The point? Satan, who was also there, also learning, and also aware of this plan never received a veil.
His understanding of the purpose and potential of sex is apparent. We see this in his full throttle approach to ruin what sex is intended to be. It HAS to be essential. It HAS to be a vital source of happiness or it would not be challenged everyday- all over the world.
My next question then- What about it is so great? What is our Heavenly Father's desire for me? What is HIS vision of my intimacy? What does HE want it to become?
As true food to our thoughts...these are the questions I pose.