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700 Club Interactive - October 23, 2017

What makes love last? Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke found God’s better way for love, dating, marriage and sex. Read Transcript


IN TODAY'S HOOK UP CULTURE,

POSSIBLE TO FIND LOVE THAT

LASTS?

JEFF ERSON AND ALYSSA SAY YES.

HEAR HOW THEY DID IT ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

HI, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

AFTER ALL THE DRAMA SURROUNDING

THE NFL HERE IS GOOD NEWS OR

GOOD NEWS FOR MARKUS JOHNSON.

WIDE RECEIVER FOR PHILADELPHIA

EAGLES, BAPTIZED BEFORE THE GAME

AGAINST THE PANTHERS.

MARKUS TWEETED ABOUT THIS

PHOTO, FIRST TIME BEING BAPTIZED

CORPORATE WORSHIP IS A GOOD

THING.

CLEANED AND REBORN IN JESUS'

NAME,

#WHOLEHEARTEDLY.

IT IS.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES HAVE A

HISTORY OF A LOT OF CHRIST

FOLLOWERS WITH EAGLES A LOT OF

GUYS IN THAT LOCKER ROOM ARE

STRONG BELIEVERS.

A LOT OF DEDICATED CHRISTIANS IN

THE NFL.

TERRY: WE COVER THAT IN ALL

AREAS.

WE DO.

NATIONAL ANTHEM STORY GOING

VIRAL FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS.

TERRY: THIS VIDEO HAS ALMOST

FOUR MILLION VIEWS, WATCH A COAL

MINER SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

BEFORE HE AND FELLOW MINERS HEAD

UNDERGROUND.

[SINGIN

[SINGING] AND THE ROCKETS RED

GLARE, THE BOMBS BURSTING IN AIR

[SINGING] GAVE PROOF THROUGH THE

NIGHT, THAT OUR FLAG WAS STILL

THERE, OH SAY DOES THAT STAR

SPANGLED BANNER YET WAVE, FOR

THE LAND OF THE FREE [SINGING]

AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE

[APPLAUSE]

TERRY: I HAVE TO CLAP.

I DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS

ANYBODY TOUGHER THAN COAL

MINERS.

TERRY: OH MY WORD, ALWAYS

WAITING FOR THE LAST WORD ON THE

ANTHEM, HE HIT IT RIGHT ON.

WE HAVE BEEN TELLING YOU ABOUT

KIRK CAMERON'S MOVIE COMING.

JOHNNY IS AN ACCOMPLISHED

ARTIST, ALSO A QUADRIPLEGIC.

HERE IS KIRK CAMERON TO TELL YOU

MORE.

IF YOU ASK ME TO LIST MY TOP

TEN FAVORITE PEOPLE ON THE

PLANET, THOSE WHO HAVE ENSPIRED

AND ENCOURAGED ME MORE, WIN THE

FIRST PLACE RIBBON, LIVING A

LIFE OF HOPE, FAITH AND LOVE, I

WOULD TALK YOU ABOUT JOHNNY

ERICKSON TATA.

SHE IS SIMPLY AMAZING.

SHE IS JOINING ME AT REVIVE US,

TOO.

WATCH THIS FOR A TASTE OF WHAT

YOU ARE GOING TO SEE ON OCTOBER

24TH.

THIS PAINTING UP HERE, OR

SKETCH, I SHOULD SAY IS ONE OF

MY FAVORITES, STORY BEHIND IT IS

SO POWERFUL.

WOULD YOU EXPLAIN WHY YOU

SKETCHED THAT DRAWING?

WELL, IT WAS NOT LONG AFTER I

BROKE MY NECK IN A DIVING

ACCIDENT IN WHICH I BECAME A

QUADRIPLEGIC AND COULDN'T USE MY

HANDS AND LEGS, MY OCCUPATIONAL

THERAPIST PUT PENCILS IN MY

TEETH.

YOU ARE GOING TO LEARN TO WRITE

LETTERS.

I SPIT THE THING OUT ON THE

FLOOR.

I THOUGHT IT WAS HUMILIATING TO

DOING NOTHING MORE THAN PUTTING

PENCILS BETWEEN MY TEETH.

THERE COMES A TIME, KIRK, YOU

JUST HAVE TO GET OUT OF THE

CORNER AND LIVE.

YOU HAVE TO BREAK BEYOND YOUR

PITY AND START MOVING FORWARD

SOME HOW.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW.

SO WHEN I FINALLY DID HOLD THAT

CHARCOAL PENCIL BETWEEN MY

TEETH, THIS IS THE FIRST THING

THAT I RENDERED.

WHAT I WANTED TO CONVEY WAS OH

GOD, THIS IS MY LIFE.

I HAVE TO DO THIS.

I AM SUPPOSED TO THROUGH

QUADRIPLEGIC.

ALL THE HORROR, INGRESISH AND

TERROR IN THE PAINTING, I WAS SO

TIRED OF MY PITY, I CRIED OUT,

GOD, IF I CAN DIE, I WOULD TRY

TO MOVE MY HEAD BACK AND FORTH,

IF I CAN'T DIE, GOD, YOU HAVE TO

SHOW ME HOW TO LIVE.

YOUR WORD TELLS ME I CAN DO ALL

THINGS THROUGH YOU AS YOU

STRENGTHEN ME.

THAT WAS 50 YEARS AGO.

I WOKE UP IN THE MORNING, NOW,

AGING WITH QUADRIPLEGIC, CHRONIC

PAIN IS CHALLENGING, I WAKE UP

AND SAY JESUS, I CAN DO IT TODAY

BUT I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH

YOU AS YOU STRENGTHEN ME.

IT IS SO WONDERFUL TO WAKE UP IN

THE MORNING, THAT IS THE ONLY

WAY TO WAKE UP IN THE WAY,

NEEDING JESUS DESPERATELY, THAT

IS A GREAT PLACE TO BE.

TERRY, JOHNNY TELLS THAT

STORY SO POWERFULLY.

PEOPLE FORGET THE ANGUISH SHE

WENT THROUGH.

THAT SKETCH GIVES ME THE CHILLS.

TERRY: IT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

SHE HAS EARNED THE RIGHT TO BE

HEARD.

SHOW HAS WALKED THE KIND OF WALK

SHE IS TALKING ABOUT.

DEPENDENT ON JESUS, BUT

VICTORIOUS IN THE MIDST OF HER

LOSS TOUCHING LIVES, BRINGING

HOME FOR DECADES.

YOU CAN'T ARGUE WITH THE

VALIDITY.

GREAT WISDOM.

SHE SAID I HAD TO MAKE THE

DECISION TO LIVE.

SHE IS ONE OF THE FEATURED

SPEAKERS FOR REVIVE US 2.

ROBBIE ZACARIAS, BEN CARSON AND

MUSICAL GUEST ZACH WILLIAMS.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 24TH.

GO TO REVIVEUS.COM.

TERRY: WAR IN SYRIA AND IRAQ

PRODUCED UNPRECEDENTED NUMBERS

OF REFUGEES IN THE MIDEAST.

ONE OF OUR "THE 700 CLUB"

PRODUCERS TRAVELED TO JORDAN.

WHAT SHE FOUND THERE GAVE REASON

FOR HOPE.

HOW THE LOCAL CHURCH IS HELPING

VERY DESPERATE PEOPLE.

HI FRIENDS, I AM HERE IN

JORDAN OVERLOOKING THE CAMP

WHERE SYRIANS HAVE BEEN FLEEING

FROM TERROR OF WAR.

THOUSANDS CAN'T LEAVE THE CAMPS.

MANY MUSLIM WOMEN STRUGGLING TO

RAISE A FAMILY ON THEIR OWN.

SOME REFUGEES WILL NEVER HAVE

SET FOOT IN A CHURCH IN SYRIA.

NOW BECAUSE OF THE WORK OF LOCAL

MINISTRIES THEY ARE HEARING THE

GOSPEL FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.

LOCAL CHURCH REACHING OUT TO

THEM SUPPLYING FOOD, MEDICAL

ATTENTION AND OUT REACH TO

CHILDREN, MOST IMPORTANTLY THE

LOVE OF JESUS.

THANK YOU ANIKA.

IT CAN BE SO EASY TO BECOME

DESENSITIZED WHEN YOU READ ABOUT

IT.

WHEN YOU SEE IMAGES OF CHILDREN

AND BROTHERS AND SISTERS IT CAN

TOUCH YOUR HEART.

WE NEED TO REMEMBER THE PASSION

JESUS DESIRES WE EXTEND TO

PEOPLE.

> UBER SURPASSED NEW YORK CITY

NUMBER OF CABS.

TERRY: UNBELIEVABLE.

UBER IS A WAY TO EARN EXTRA

CASH.

CAITLIN BURKE INTRODUCES US TO A

DRIVER THAT SAYS HIS JOB IS A

DIVINE JOB.

KENNETH DRIVES FOR UBER IN

NEW YORK CITY.

ANY SPIRITUAL BELIEVER, NO. 1

PRIORITY IS A COMMITMENT TO THE

MISSION OF GOD AND TO THE

PURPOSE OF GOD ON A DAILY BASIS.

KENNETH SAYS HE HAS ALWAYS

BEEN INVOLVED IN MINISTRY HADN'T

CONSIDERED THIS LINE OF WORK.

MY OLDEST SON, TRY UBER,

PRETTY DECENT INCOME.

I SAID I DON'T KNOW.

THEN I LOOKED INTO IT, WHAT IT

REQUIRES IN NEW YORK CITY, YOU

NEED A TLC, TAXI, LIMOUSINE,

COMMISSION.

IT WAS AN EXPENSIVE PROCESS.

ONE DAY I WAS -- THE BUS LANE IN

BROOKLYN.

INNER VOICE I ENCOUNTERED SAID

TO ME, GO AND GET YOUR TLC

LICENSE.

IT WAS CLEAR, IT WAS LOUD, AND A

LOOKED AROUND TO SEE IF ANYONE

HEARD THAT.

I STOOD UP AND SAY OKAY.

I PROCEEDED THIS IS THE VOICE OF

THE LORD.

I OBEYED.

AFTER A YEAR BEHIND THE

WHEEL, HE IS PRETTY SURE IT WAS

DIVINELY APPOINTED.

MANY IN MY CAR HAVE ISSUES,

PERPLEXED.

A LOT OF THESE INDIVIDUALS WERE

SENT TO ME.

FROM THE TIME A PASSENGER IS

IN THE CAR TO THE MOMENT HE

DROPS THEM OFF, THE HOLY SPIRIT

IS PRESENT AND GUIDING THE

CONVERSATION.

IT IS AN AWARENESS.

IT IS AN INNER EAR, IT IS WISDOM

MOST OF ALL.

BIBLE MAKES IT CLEAR, ALSO, HE

THAT WINS SOULS IS WISE.

SOMETIMES IT MEANS TALKING TO

PASSENGERS, SOMETIMES IT MEANS

STAYING SILENT.

EITHER WAY HE TRUSTS THE TRUE

WINNER OF SOULS IS AT WORK.

GOD HAS MANY WORKING.

DEPENDING ON WHAT THE NEED IS

GOD SEES FIT IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

WILL DETERMINE HOW THAT SEED

GROWS.

KENNETH DOESN'T EXPECT TO BE

AN UBER DRIVER FOREVER AS OF NOW

HE HASN'T BEEN CALL TO ANYTHING

ELSE.

I THINK THE MAIN FOCUS IS

GOD'S DIVINE WILL.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS, NEW

YORK CITY.

TERRY: I LOVE HIS

PERSPECTIVE.

INTERESTING GUY, ISN'T HE?

TERRY: TALK ABOUT THE

HARVEST.

I JOKE WISDOM TERRY DURING

THE PIECE, I WOULD BE THE LAST

ONE TO BE AN UBER DRIVER.

TERRY: INTERESTING

CONVERSATION.

LOVE THIS MAN AND HIS

PERSPECTIVE.

COMING UP, HE WAS THE

PROMISCUOUS PRODIGAL SON.

HOW GOD HAS SHOWN THEM A BETTER

WAY, THAT IS NEXT.

ANDREW: MANY YOUNG PEOPLE

LEARN ABOUT LOVE AND SEXUALITY

FROM SOCIAL MEDIA, DISENY OR

UNFORTUNATELY PORN.

THE MOST RELATIONALLY BROKEN AND

DIVORCE RIDDEN IN HISTORY, ONE

COUPLE BELIEVES THEY HAVE FOUND

A BETTER WAY.

JEFF AND ELIZABETH HAVE BEEN

HAPPILY MARRIED FOR YEARS BEFORE

THEY MET JEFF HAD A DISPORTED

VIEW OF RELATIONSHIPS.

IT IS KILLING US.

IN THEIR NEW BOOK "LOVE THAT

LASTS"

JEFF AND ALYSSA ALLOW SUCCESSES

AND FAILURES AND A REALISTIC

OPTION FOR LOVE, DATING AN

MARRIAGE.

JEFF AND ALYSSA ARE WITH US.

READING YOUR BOOK IT IS

INTERESTING, YOU TWO CAME

TOGETHER WITH SUCH DIFFERENT

BACKGROUNDS IN RIS HISTORIES IS

DATING.

WHO WANTS TO TACKLE THAT FIRST?

WE FIGURED THAT OUT HOW

DIFFERENT THE STORIES ARE.

WHERE THAT CAN BE PERCEIVED AS A

WEAKNESS, IT IS A STRENGTH.

I THINK THE FIRST TIME THE

PHRASE IMAGE OF GOD SHOWS UP IN

SCRIPTURE GENESIS 1:27.

MALE AND FEMALE, HE CREATED THEM

MALE PLUS FEMALE TWO BECOMING

ONE BECOMES A NEW IMAGE.

WE STARTED SEEING HEY, THAT IS

US COMING TOGETHER TO BE A MORE

FULLER, MORE ROUNDED PICTURE.

WHAT WERE THOSE DIFFERENCES?

WE HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENCES,

OBVIOUSLY.

OUR PERSONALITY, WAY DIFFERENT.

I AM SLOW AND LIKE TO PRAY ABOUT

EVERYTHING, JEFF IS QUICK, LET'S

MAKE A DECISION.

OUR BACKGROUNDS WERE DIFFERENT.

HE GREW UP WITH A SINGLE MOM,

PRODIGAL SON STORY DID WHATEVER

CULTURE TOLD HIM.

I AM A SINGLE CHILD AND GREW UP

IN A HOME.

IN OUR BACKGROUNDS NOT WHAT I

PICTURED, SO THANKFUL THE LORD

HAS HIM FOR ME.

I SEE A BIGGER PICTURE OF HIS

GRACE AND UNDERSTAND A LOT MORE

IF I MARRIED SOMEONE THAT GREW

UP IN THE CHRISTIAN HOME.

TERRY: DATING SHOULD BE

IMPORTANT WITH EVERY COUPLE, I

GUESS.

SOMETIMES WE SEE IT AS GETTING

TO KNOW EACH OTHER, HEADING TO

THE LONG TERM COMMITMENT.

REALLY, IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE

SOMETHING THAT IS GOD LED AND

EVEN DETERMINES WHETHER WE DO

MOVE FORWARD IN A RELATIONSHIP,

TALK ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF

IT.

I THINK DATING IS HUGE.

THERE IS A LOT OF PRESSURE ON

DATING.

SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS I THINK

THE CHRISTIAN CULTURE PUTS TOO

MUCH PRESSURE IF I ASK A GIRL TO

COFFEE, I NEED TO PROPOSE THE

NEXT DAY.

I FEEL LIKE THE CULTURE IS

WHATEVER LET'S HOOK UP, ACT

MARRIED WHEN YOU ARE NOT.

IT IS IMPORTANT, YOU ARE

DISCOVERING EACH OTHER, TALKING

ABOUT YOUR BAGGAGE ILEARNING

ABOUT EACH OTHER, WHAT YOUR

FEELINGS ARE LIKE.

YOU DON'T NEED TO GET MARRIED

THE NEXT DAY AND A LOT OF

RELIGIOUS WE HAVE INFECTED INTO

THE PRESSURE.

DON'T DATE UNLESS YOU ARE IN A

SEASON OF SEEING MARRIAGE SOME

WHERE DOWN THE ROAD OR DATING

WITH THE INTENTION OF MARRIAGE.

DATING WITHOUT THE INTENTION OF

MARRIAGE IS LIKE GOING TO THE

GROCERY STORE THAT IS MARRIED

TAKE SOMETHING THAT IS YOURS OR

UNSATISFIED.

WE DO IT BECAUSE IT FEELS RIGHT.

YOU HAVE NO VISION, NO PURPOSE.

TERRY: SOME OF US DON'T WANT

TO BE ALONE.

WE ARE TRYING TO MEET OUR

SHALLOW NEEDS.

ANDREW: WHAT DO YOU THINK

ABOUT THESE APPS TO MEET

SOMEBODY?

WE ARE YOUNG, WE NEVER HAD

TINDER WHEN WE WERE DATING.

WE SAY WERE FOR ALMOST ALL OF

THEM.

WE ALSO HAVE KNOWN WAYS TO

DISTORT THEM.

COMES DOWN TO OBEDIENCE, HEALTHY

HEART.

GOING ABOUT IT FOR THE RIGHT

REASONS.

USE AN UPDATED PICTURE,

PLEASE.

YOU MEET THE PERSON, THAT WAS

YOUR 17 YEARS AGO.

TERRY: THERE SHOULD BE A

CRITERIA HOW MUCH TIME SPAN.

ALYSSA, TALK TO SINGLE WOMEN

WHOSE HEART DESIRE IS TO MEET

SOMEONE, BE MARRIED, HAVE A

FAMILY, IT IS JUST NOT

HAPPENING.

TALK ABOUT DATING.

IN THE BOOK I WROTE ABOUT

CHAPTER 4, I DIDN'T DATE UNTIL I

WAS 22.

THEN I GOT MARRIED TO JEFF.

IT IS FUNNY LOOKING BACK, I WAS

YOUNG THEN.

I REMEMBER BEING IN HIGH SCHOOL,

IN COLLEGE, ALL MY FRIENDS WERE

GETTING ENGAGED, I HAD NOBODY.

IT IS A HARD, IT CAN BE REALLY

HARD.

YOU GO THROUGH SEASONS IT IS

GREAT, TRAVELING THE WORLD

LIVING OUT YOUR DREAMS.

SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE I CAN'T GO

ONE MORE SECOND WITHOUT WAITING

ANYMORE.

LORD, IF YOU MAKE ME WAIT ONE

MORE MINUTE I AM NOT GOING TO

MAKE IT.

IN OUR SINGLENESS, WHATEVER WE

ARE WAITING FOR, WAIT FOR

SOMEONE, CHILDREN, A JOB, IT IS

AN OPPORTUNITY TO TEST THE LORD.

ALL THROUGHOUT THE PSALMS,

VERSES WAITING ON HIM, ALL THESE

PROMISES OF WHO HE IS.

WHEN YOU WAIT ON HIM, WAITING

FOR SOMETHING, IT IS AN

OPPORTUNITY DO YOU REALLY

BELIEVE GOD IS WHO HE SAYS HE

IS?

HE WILL DO WHAT HE PROMISES TO

DO.

DO YOU BELIEVE HE IS GOOD, DO

YOU BELIEVE HE IS FAITHFUL AND

HEARS YOU?

IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DRAW

CLOSE TO HIM AND PRAY AND POUR

OUT YOUR HEART.

IT IS NOT SO MUCH I AM GOING TO

PRAY SO THAT HE ANSWERS WHICH HE

DOES.

PRAYING SO YOU CAN GET TO KNOW

HIM.

SOMETIMES HE MAKES US WAIT

LONGER, I LOVE IT WHEN YOU TALK

TO ME.

KEEP COMING.

JEFF, ONE OF THE THINGS YOU

TOUCHED ON YOUR BOOK, WHEN IS A

TIME TO BREAK UP?

CHRISTIANS MAY GET INTO A HERO

MENTALITY.

I NEED TO GET THE ONE I AM

DATING SAVED.

FLIRT TO CONVERT METHOD.

[LAUGHTER].

YEAH, I THINK WE, PROBLEMATIC,

PUTS THE SAVIOR COMPLEX INTO THE

CENTER WHERE YOU ARE TRYING TO

BE LIKE JESUS.

THIS HAPPENS A LOT WITH

PORNOGRAPHY ESPECIALLY WITH THE

GIRLS TOWARDS THE GUY WHO IS

ADDICTED.

THE GIRL SAYS HE HAS AN

ADDICTION, I CAN FIX HIM.

IF I BREAK UP WITH HIM, IT SHOWS

I AM NOT SHOWING HIM GRACE.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, PORN IS

AN ACTUAL ADDICTION

NEUROLOGICALLY AND BIOLOGICALLY,

YOU DON'T DO THAT WITH ANY OTHER

ADDICTION.

YOUR BOYFRIEND ADDICTED TO

COCAINE, YOU DON'T STAY WITH

HIM.

ME BREAKING UP WITH YOU IS GRACE

FILLED BECAUSE YOU NEED HELP AND

SEEK TREATMENT AND PROFESSIONAL

HELP.

THAT IS ONE OF THE EXAMPLES OF

ACTUALLY IF YOU AREN'T ON THE

SAME WAVELENGTH AND NOT A

HEALTHINESS IN THE RELATIONSHIP,

NO COVENANT OF MARRIAGE,

SOMETIMES THE BEST THING YOU CAN

DO IS ALLOW EACH OTHER TO GO

SEPARATE WAYS.

TERRY: EXACTLY.

ANDREW: IS IT OKAY TO HAVE

SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE.

TERRY: WE KNOW YOU'LL STAY

ANDREW: WE ARE BACK WITH

JEFFERSON AND ALYSSA AUTHORS OF

"LOVE THAT LASTS."

JEFF BIG QUESTION, IS IT OKAY,

THIS IS LIKE BRING IT ON FROM

"THE 700 CLUB" IS IT OKAY TO

HAVE SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE?

THIS IS A HUGE DECISION FOR EVEN

A LOT OF CHRISTIANS.

ONE OF THOSE STATUS STUDIES A

REPORTED, CNN REPORTS 88% OF

PEOPLE ARE HAVING SEX BEFORE

MARRIAGE.

80% OF CHRISTIANS ARE HAVING SEX

BEFORE MARRIAGE, JESUS ONLY

MAKES 8% DIFFERENCE.

IT IS A QUESTION THAT IS

IMPORTANT.

VERY PERTINENT RIGHT NOW.

MOST PEOPLE MAKE THAT QUESTION

ABOUT FEAR, ABOUT LEGALISM,

ABOUT RULES WHEN IN REALITY,

GOD'S RULES ARE FOR OUR

BLESSING.

SPECIFICALLY WE SEE SEX IS

CREATED FOR THE COVENANT OF

MARRIAGE THAT IS THE ONLY THING

THAT HAS THE SUSTAINING POWER.

SEX IS HOLY AND BEAUTIFUL AND

POWERFUL IT NEEDS A BOUNDARY TO

HOLD IT.

MARRIAGE IS THE ONLY THING.

SEX IS ALMOST THE FINAL ACT IN

THE PLAY OF MARRIAGE, WHAT YOU

SHOULD ALREADY BE DOING THAT IS

BECOMING ONE.

YOU SHOULD ALREADY BE DOING

THAT.

YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE EACH

OTHER IN FULL NAKEDNESS, SEX

BECOMES THIS OUT PLAY OF THAT.

WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT IS WHAT

SEX IS RATHER THAN THIS CHEAP

FOR PLEASURE.

MY LIFE ISN'T SAYING THAT.

DON'T LET YOUR BODY SAY

SOMETHING YOUR LIFE ISN'T.

YOU ARE CLEARLY SAYING WITH YOUR

BANK STATEMENTS AND HOUSE AND

JOB AND LIFE, YOU ARE NOT ONE.

IT IS GOING TO MISFIRE AND SHORT

CIRCUIT IF YOU LET YOUR BODY SAY

THAT.

TERRY: TALK, ALYSSA, GOD'S

VISION FOR SEX.

WE SOMETIMES SEE MARRIAGE AS THE

END GOAL.

IT IS SUCH A BIG GOT TO DO THIS,

GOT TO BE THERE.

MAYBE IF WE UNDERSTOOD GOD'S

VISION IT WOULD CHANGE THE WAY

WE SEE MARRIAGE.

YEAH.

SEX, I BELIEVE SEX IS A RECITING

OF YOUR VOWS.

WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED, YOU ARE

REMEMBERING, HEY, I AM COMMITTED

TO YOU NO MATTER WHAT, I SEE ALL

OF YOU, WE ARE TOGETHER.

JUST LIKE JEFF SAID, IN DATING,

THERE IS NO PROMISE THAT CAN

SUSTAIN IT.

I REMEMBER A PASTOR WHEN I WAS

IN COLLEGE, SEX IS LIKE A FIRE,

IT IS GREAT IF IT IS IN THE

FIREPLA

FIREPLACE.

IF IT IS IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR

LIVING ROOM, IT IS GOING TO BURN

YOUR WHOLE HOUSE DOWN.

IT IS NOT A BAD THING A LOT OF

CHRISTIANS CAN THINK OF.

GOD CREATED IT, IT IS GOOD.

IT IS WITHIN MARRIAGE, WITHIN

THE PROMISE.

POLAR OPPOSITE PROBLEM IN

RELIGIOUS CIRCLES, BECAUSE OF SO

MUCH BASED ON FEAR AND PRESSURE

TO NOT DO IT.

IT IS NO, NO, NO 25 YEARS.

THAT IS INSANE COGNITIVE

INDISDENTS.

JEFFERSON, ONE THING WE NEED

TO HIT ON, THIS ISSUE OF

PORNOGRAPHY, THIS GENERATION

COMING UP NOW, THEY HAVE ALWAYS

HAD ACCESS TO PORNOGRAPHY ON

PHONES WHENEVER THEY WANT IT, IT

IS RUINING LIVES.

IT IS SOMETHING YOU OVERCAME.

YEAH.

IT HAS REACH COMPLETE EPIDEMIC

NUMBERS IT IS SO PERVASIVE IN

OUR CULTURE BECAUSE OF THE

DIGITAL AND CULTURAL REVOLUTION.

ONE THING I LIKE TO SAY

ESPECIALLY, FIRST OF ALL, SEEK

SERIOUS HELP IF IT IS SERIOUS

SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP IF IT IS

NEEDING.

HOW DO THEY KNOW IF IT IS

SERIOUS?

ALMOST VERY DAMAGING.

EVERYONE CAN ANSWER THAT

QUESTION IN REGARDS TO ADDICTED.

ARE YOU ADDICTED AND GETTING

WORSE?

ANDREW: I AM NOT ADDICTED SO

IT IS OKAY.

THAT IS A GOOD POINT, THAT IS

ANOTHER LIE PEOPLE BELIEVE, I

HAVE CONTROL.

I WOULD RESAY THAT IN ANOTHER

WAY, NO YOU DON'T.

IT IS A DISTORTION NO WATER

WHAT.

ONE THING I'LL GIVE OUTSIDE OF

THE PROFESSIONAL HELP AND

SCRIPTURES AND COUNSELING, YOU

ALSO PERSONALLY NEED TO REALIZE,

ONLY WAY TO BEAT AN INFERIOR

PLEASURE WITH SUPERIOR PLEASURE.

IF YOU ARE IN THE DESERT AND

ABOUT TO DIE AND A TOILET BOWL

SHOWS UP YOU ARE GOING TO DRINK

THE WATER AND IT IS GOING TO

TASTE AMAZING.

YOU ARE DYING OF THIRST.

IF YOU ARE AT YOUR HOUSE AND

THI

THIRSTY, YOU GO TO THE FRIDGE,

YOU DON'T DRINK THE TOILET

WATER.

I THINK THAT IS LIKE THAT WITH

JESUS.

INTIMACY IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING

FOR HIM.

IT IS BETTER.

WE MISS OUT THINGS LIKE

PORNOGRAPHY, WE ARE MISSING OUT

FOR CHEAP THRILL AND TAKE

ADVANTAGE OF THE GRACE OF

CHRIST.

IT CRIPPLES SO MANY PEOPLE.

TOTALLY.

ANDREW: THIS IS A GREAT BOOK.

TERRY: LOVE THAT.

ANDREW: EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A

YOUNG CUPPING, THIS BOOK IS

HONEST AND REAL, GIVES THINGS TO

CONSIDER.

TERRY: ABSOLUTELY.

GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE.

ANDREW: 1 JOHN 3:16 THIS IS

HOW WE KNOW WHAT LOVE IS, JESUS

CHRIST LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR US

AND WE OUGHT TO LAY DOWN OUR

LIVES FOR OUR BROTHERS AND

SISTERS.

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