My marriage has become the guru, the salvation, the muse, the crack through which the divine shines through. This is the man who will constantly be pushing his wife to try some outrageous new behavior, take sexual risks or constantly role-play — all in an attempt of re-living that experience that has had such a profound impact on his psyche.
She must now be much more deliberate in her approach to sex, having to continually remind herself that sex is a vital component for her marriage to thrive. Everyone else could come a little closer, a little closer, to the innermost beauty, but not all the way to the center.
And I was okay with that. I had daily conversations with 2 of them women in the story, and we frequently wondered aloud: After the 9 am church service started, I went over to a coffee shop and got a white mocha and croissant.
He then enters her body and experiences his first sexual experience with a woman. In other words, you need to change the way you think! He just knows how we are wired and wants us to experience the very best. You need to re-program the way you think about sex.
And never changed his ways. Boy, if anybody should warn their children about the negative possibilities of pre-marital sex it should be those who have experienced it first hand!
He is not really interested in the girl; he is interested in the sex. I immediately thought of what first-time sex does to a man. Can they have great sex now? At the very best he committed adultery and at worse, statutory rape. Indeed, that desire is so strong, it causes her to fight through many of the negative side affects of her previous sexual experiences.
And I am just as proud and satisfied that the churches involved are having conversations about how to deal with this — and most of them seem to be doing a pretty good job navigating the waters.
After more preparations of lighting incense and giving offerings, we stepped through the second entrance. Today I am aware of thirteen who were also being sexually abused — and I suspect there are more hiding in the shadows, not ready to tell their stories.
Eight or nine years ago, I came to that question in myself, exactly that, and I discovered that the answer was, if I was was raw and vulnerable and uncomplicated, that it was actually not OK. One has a very different metabolism from the other. Does it make sense?
She is a fantastic role model for those who have been hurt by clergy. Then there are those who allow themselves the slightest indulgence and they will gain a couple of pounds! Right after that I drove home.
The solutions are the same. She has a website that addresses this topic, which you can access here. They realize that the price they must pay to go deeper is more than they are willing to give.
One victim posted a comment on the story saying that she too had been abused by Les.UPDATE: (4/26, a.m.) The Modesto Bee has just reported that Les Hughey has resigned as senior pastor of Highlands Church in Scottsdale – the church he founded twenty years ago.
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Arjunah, Allow me to be a voice of dissent here, on behalf of the masculine portion of your gentle readership. I think the essence of this post is a beautiful intention, a beautiful practice for a spiritual man to bestow upon a worthy spiritual woman.Download