Guarding Your Heart

Recently I was reading an article titled, Couple Has An Open Marriage So Complicated It’s Hard to Keep Track. This article discussed the lives of Michael, his wife, Kamala, their six-year-old son, and Michael’s live in girlfriend, Rachel.  Kamala is also in a relationship with someone other than Michael.  Now you can better understand the title of the article.

Author Jenny Block, who commented on this story, had some surprising thoughts in support of this type of lifestyle.  Block said this, We cannot control our own desires and we certainly cannot control the desires of others.  Really? We cannot control our own desires? That is a rather broad and flawed statement.

We control our own desires everyday and I suspect Jenny Block does too.  If we didn’t have the ability to control our own desires, we would drive whatever speed we chose rather than obey the speed limit.  In stores, we would push people out of our way in the check out line rather than show patience.  We would eat everything in sight rather than show discretion.  If we wanted something in the store we would just take it rather than pay for it.  It is absurd to say that we cannot control our own desires.  Each of us chooses to control our own desires every day.

Block also said this, the heart wants what it wants, again insinuating that we are all so weak that we can’t control ourselves.  Block makes it sound as though we get an impulse to react in some manner and we just must comply.  We simply can’t stop ourselves.  What a poor excuse for choosing your lifestyle.  Notice I said choosing a lifestyle because that is exactly what each of us does.  People could certainly choose a monogamous heterosexual lifestyle, they have the control to do so, but instead they choose another alternatives.

Stop playing the victim with lifestyle decisions.  Each of us makes the choice; the way you live isn’t forced upon you.  Instead of saying, like Jenny Block, the heart wants what the heart wants, how about following some Biblical advice found in Proverbs that says, Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

Don’t follow ridiculous desires of your heart.  Guard your heart from absurd decisions, show restraint and integrity and live the way God intended for you to live.

You may read more of Dr. Myers’ writing at www.robertmmyers.com or view his work on Vimeo.

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