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Was The “Free Love” Movement Really About “Making Love?”

In the 1960s and 1970s, the “free love” movement promoted a sexually active lifestyle characterized by casual partners with little or no commitment to one person. It was also a pushback on the government and Christianity rules against sexual relationships like, fornication or adultery. And now, of course, these sexual definitions have been expanded beyond heterosexual relationships.

But did this “free love” movement really produce more LOVE? 

Or, has it simply produced an even more selfish culture? [You understand, the opposite of love isn’t “hate;” rather, it’s “selfishness.”] If you look, for example, at the number of children in foster care in our nation, there are over half a million voices who would emphatically say “NO there is NOT more love, and we’re proof!” Each one of these children would LOVE to have the two people who brought them into this world, also commit to LOVE them for a lifetime. But it doesn’t take very long to figure out that the act of “love” that brought each of these children into this world had little to do with the WORK involved in the LOVE required to raise that child. 

In fact, the “free love” movement had very little to do with REAL love at all. 

Rather, it was a great myth. It still is. The promise that you can have sex with whomever you please, without consequences to yourself or anyone else, has led to enslavement by those who believe the lie that sexual freedom somehow equates with “love.” The concept of equating sexual freedom with love, is like fool’s gold. It is worthless for anything except the momentary pleasure of gazing upon it and actually believing it is real. Almost before the moment is past, you realize you are still empty and—what you have is as worthless as sand. Thus, you must seek more and more pleasure in your quest for apocalyptic love. Whether it is sex, or any other addiction, the downward spiral of pursuing pleasure is the god that destroys everything that is truly precious. 

And this plight is where we find ourselves as a nation.

BUT—WE can make a difference and pull our nation out of this free-fall by living in the truth that—with God—we CAN experience REAL LOVE.

REAL LOVE is impossible to experience outside of the parameters of God’s presence. To be in His presence, we must love according to His Word—NOT in violation of it. God’s Word is clear that we cannot possess God’s love— without Him:  

“And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him.” ‬

1 John‬ ‭4:16

If we claim to be “in love” with someone, but we are violating God’s Word in order to “make love” to them, then we are not MAKING love; rather, we’re DESTROYING love. How? By violating God’s Word we’re taking them (and ourselves) AWAY from God—who is the ONLY source of true love. Hell is separation from the presence of God because—we’re separated from the only SOURCE of true love. 

The only FREE LOVE is God’s love and—it cost Him His life. 

YOU, too, can KNOW the love of God through the gift of salvation, too, can experience the presence of God by walking with Him. God’s love is our most precious gift! Claim it! Own it! Walk in it!

 “If the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.”

John‬ ‭8:36‬

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2 Responses

  1. another fantastic devotional, insightful informative… and … ( need a third “I” word….hmmm)

    thanks for what you are doing !

    Still Amazed by His Grace, Gordon

    1. Gordon,
      Great to hear from you! God is so good to allow us to be a part of each other’s story. Stay amazed by God, my friend! ~Kimberly

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