Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Thrill of the Chaste by Dawn Eden

I'm preparing for a message in our Proverbs series which I'm entitling "Wise Sex." I am obviously going to espouse the biblical perspective, but I will be speaking to them as a married, male husband. We have a growing number of singles in our congregation, and I can speak from experience as a single guy, but obviously quite unprepared in one sense since I've never been a single woman.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketEnter Dawn Eden. Dawn was a hipster New Yorker in the music journalism scene, living the Sex and the City lifestyle. Until Christ got a hold of her. Her book is a sassy and delightful call to chastity, in the vein of Lauren Winner's Real Sex Her video below gives the sassy and pointed message that a casual hook-up will have you feeling more lonely and dirty. There is a loneliness to chastity that becomes a godly waiting for God's provision of a mate, that is both harder and easier than settling for just anyone to share your bed on a Friday night.

2 comments:

Dawn Eden said...

Thanks so much for the very kind plug! A couple of people are threatening to invite me to give talks in Canada. If it comes to pass and you'd like me to talk in your church while I'm north of the border, please drop me a line through the contact form on thrillofthechaste.com . Wishing you a blessed Easter.

Shawn said...

Thanks Dawn!

It's a real honour to have you stop by, just as it is an honour to have you share God's mercy in your transformation in your book. Your transparency coupled with God's grace will undoubtedly lead people out of the lostness you described and into his pure light.

Blessed Good Friday to you!