My friend Ally Spotts threw caution to the wind and gave up her teaching job to pursue a career as a writer. She writes a lot about dating and relationships and has a huge following of well-educated readers who engage in thought-provoking dialog initiated by Ally's writing.
She just started a six post series called What's The Big Deal About Saving Sex for Marriage. As you can imagine, this series is getting tons of traffic and feedback. One guy wrote this: I definitely appreciate this discussion. One of the things I've been thinking about a lot is how Christianity has often been painting as a "God saved us to not do a lot of things" type of religion/faith. But I'm beginning to wonder what did God save us to? Is it just a list of things we can't do or does he love us enough to push us toward something higher/great/better?
For whatever reason, his post stirred me to write what God has been teaching and teaching (and teaching) me over the past two years about obedience and freedom and boundaries. I felt a bit silly posting to a website with a target audience of anything under age 30, but here's what I wrote.
What do you think?