Somethings Just Need to be Linked To

kinnon —  January 30, 2007 — 5 Comments

Dawn Eden in the National Post – Between my sheets a lonely world. Oddly enough, there’s a Chesterton* angle in this article as well. via Touchstone

When I was having casual sex, there was one moment I dreaded more than any other. I dreaded it not out of fear that the sex would be bad, but out of fear that it would be good.

If the sex was good, then, even if I knew in my heart that the relationship wouldn’t work, I would still feel as though the act had bonded me with my sex partner in a deeper way than we had been bonded before. It’s in the nature of sex to awaken deep emotions within us — emotions that are distinctly unwelcome when one is trying to keep it light.

At such times, the worst moment was when it was all over. Suddenly, I was jarred back to earth. Then I’d lie back and feel bereft.

At base, the champions of the sexual revolution are cynical. They know in their tin hearts that casual sex doesn’t make women happy — that’s why they feel the need to continually promote it. All the sex I ever had, far from bringing me closer to the personal fulfillment and marriage that I sought, had only made me less capable of attaining marriage or even a committed relationship. I sacrificed what should have been the best years ofmy life for a black lie.

Dawn blogs @ The Dawn Patrol. When I first began reading blogs, she was a regular read – she will be again.

Read Chesterton’s Orthodoxy here.

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

5 responses to Somethings Just Need to be Linked To

  1. Thanks for the great tip! I’ll certainly make her blog part of my regular reading, too.

  2. Thanks so much for the link – GREAT article! I’ve really enjoyed your blog. Keep up the good work.

  3. Maria,
    Thanks for the encouragement – much appreciated.
    Thanks for being one of my favourite bloggers. You are always worth reading.


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  1. the view from her - February 1, 2007

    the myth of sex and the single girl

    Everyone seems seems to be talking about Dawn Eden right now. Her recent article, Between My Sheets a Lonely World is a must read, especially if you’re single, and in any way grappling with the dilemma of sex and celibacy.

    At the risk of raising a “yo

  2. The Presbyterian Polis - Connecting Churches to Churches - February 2, 2007

    The Corruption of Human Intimacy

    What I’m about to write is not a fully formed set of thoughts, but ones offered in hopes of the beginnng of a conversation about something deep and personal about leadership and the church. We live awash in sexual images.

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