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Ladies ladies ladies… there’s something that’s been on my mind and heart for a long time. I’ve been concerned with the increasing number of ladies finding their nude photos or sex tapes suddenly available online for the world to see. I’m not talking about celebrity hungry chics who make a decision to have their nude photos or sex tapes “leaked” so that they can start their careers or increase their popularity. Nope I’m talking about the ladies who decide to take nude photos or make sex tapes while they are in what they believe to be loving relationships…only to find said photos or video leaked when the loving ;and I use the term loving very loosely; relationship ends.
A few things to bear in mind before you take your clothes off in a room where there is a camera and it is in the hands of a man who is not your husband:-
1. A man who is not your husband is under no obligation to protect you. Let me give that to you once more, a man who is not your husband is under no obligation to protect you. He does not have to worry about your reputation or your dignity because you are not his wife. One of the key roles God placed on a man in regards to his wife is protection, a man must protect his wife, physically, financially and mentally. A man who is not your husband does not have to protect you because he is not fully invested in you or your relationship.
1Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with [them] according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
2. A man who is not your husband doesn’t love you as God instructs husbands to love their wives. That kind of love comes with commitment from a man who is invested totally in you.
Ephesians 5:25 – 29 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it. That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
A husband is instructed to present his wife to himself ‘a glorious church not having spot, or wrinkle or any such thing.’ That is how God instructs husbands to love their wives. Sex tapes and nude photos are right up there in the spot and wrinkle department.
3. Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, and we are instructed to Glorify God in our body and our spirit which are God’s. We live in an age where we are taught that our bodies are our own and as such we can do whatever we want to and with our bodies, when in fact our bodies are on loan from the manufacturer, God.
1Corinthians 6:19 – 20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s
4. In this digital era, there is no guarantee of secrecy or privacy. If banks are getting hacked, what makes you think that the mobile phone or device where the photos or video are stored can’t be hacked. Unless of course you printed the photos, or the video is in VHS; which still makes them available and able to fall into the wrong hands, and your problem is still a problem.
So ladies before you take off your clothes, take a long hard think about it and make sure you are ready to live with the consequences of your choices.
Love yourself, God does.