So, how did The View, of all shows, remind me of all of this? Elizabeth, the token conservative of the show, was making a comment on a story they were talking about that had to do with sex (shocking...talking about sex on The View!). She said something about using protection - I don't remember the context or the story or anything. I just remember that one word in her comment hitting me like a ton of bricks. Protection. From Websters:
1: the act of protecting : the state of being protected
Okay not helpful - Protect. From Webster's:
1 a: to cover or shield from exposure, injury, damage, or destruction
So the lights are low, the candles lit, the wine is poured and it's getting hot and heavy. You say the following to the person you love and want to give yourself to...
Honey, I really love you but before we go any further, do you have something to shield me from exposure, injury, damage or destruction while we "make love"?
Huh????? What???????? How sad. I had never thought of it this way before. The word protection as a synonym for contraception is so common that the next definition for the word protection in Webster's is:
2 a: one that protects b: supervision or support of one that is smaller and weaker c: a contraceptive device (as a condom)
Anyway, that is what I heard on The View that really got me thinking about how sad contraception really is and how our world view on it is so far from God's plan and in some little tiny way, I want to try to spread His message about it to the world. Or at least to a few people who find their way to my blog. I've been praying that He would use this blog for His purpose. Hopefully I'll be able to fulfill my desire to glorify Him in whatever way I can!