Monday, March 3, 2008

Oops! Can I get a Do-Over?

As time moves along in this climate of "windy doctrines", Ephesians 4:14 it never fails to amaze me what sort of "new" doctrine comes along by the whim of one's creative imagination. Here's one for the books: "revirginization" apparently is making a comeback from the early 1990's.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

"She was the granddaughter of a Pentecostalist pastor and the daughter of
an assistant pastor, and she believed sex outside marriage was wrong. "I felt
really bad from a religious standpoint," she recalls of the experience. "My
thoughts were really clouded because I was so emotionally bonded with my
boyfriend. That overshadowed my religious world."
Though the relationship
lasted for seven years and produced two beautiful children, a part of Watts
always felt guilty. She wished she could step back in time and recapture her
lost virginity. Thinking of how "I could have ruined one of greatest
fulfillments of my life," the first time having sex with a husband, she wanted
to "have that opportunity again. I know my [future] husband deserves a whole
person."
So Watts engaged in a lot of prayer and thought, and now
declares herself a virgin once again. "The most important thing was to realize
what my values were and what I want in the future and the bigger goals in my
life," she says. "That's why I can call myself a renewed virgin."
Across the country, "revirginization" appears to be gaining steam. Spiritual
efforts to reclaim virginity emerged back in the early 1990s and now, prompted
by abstinence-only school courses taught to thousands of girls nationwide, and
by religious teachers, there are reports of more and more young women like Watts
attempting a sexual do-over. Other women are opting for a more radical route to
reclaim their virginity: surgical replacement of the hymen, the small membrane
that stretches from the walls of the vagina and that typically breaks when a
woman first has intercourse - or for many other reasons, from tampon use to
vigorous exercise."

I'm not sure what "Spiritual efforts to reclaim virginity" means from a spiritual perspective, but hasn't the Bible made clear that Christ died for our sins? It just seems to be "much ado about nothing"...

Links:

Sexploration: Like a virgin? by MSNBC


1 comment:

  1. I don't know, but that 'thought process' sounds almost New Age-y... "I think therefore I am" or something like that.

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