We meet weekly with three other couples for a small group with a marriage focus. We have been working through Kyle Idleman’s book Gods at War: Defeating the Idols that Battle for Your Heart. The book is about the things we allow to become idols in our lives. Recently we did the chapter on sex.
Sex is a huge idol in our culture. Men are more given to worshipping at the altar of sex than women, but plenty of women are right there with them. One woman in our group suggested another form of sexual idolatry – sex as angry God to be appeased. I had never thought of it this way, but it seems valid. It is a negative rather than a positive, but I think it is idolatry all the same.
What I find interesting is this means it is sex, not a person, being appeased. If sexual appeasing pre-dates marriage, then more than one’s spouse is being appeased.
~ Paul – I’m XY, and my sexual idolatry was porn.
Gods at War: Defeating the Idols that Battle for Your Heart
by Kyle Idleman