Hooked is an up-close look at the reality of the nature of sexual activity. By nature, the implications are; the parameters of healthy sexual activity and the consequences of unhealthy sexual activity.
Hooked is written from a Christian worldview, therefore, readers should expect sexual activity to be best understood and enjoyed within the marriage of a man and a woman. This book does address the design of sex, the design of the brain, and how the brain becomes burdened if sex is sought after outside of marriage.
In Romans 12, the Apostle Paul urged for believers to not be conformed to the world around them, but to be transformed by the renewal of their minds, and that done by offering their bodies to the Lord. Paul understood the effects of not being ongoingly transformed would mean that their minds and lives would conform to the world.
In similar fashion, our minds are wired to accept the things we see through neurological pathways. Therefore, the images, music, and media that we see and listen to will work its way into our minds and create habits, beliefs, and behaviors that simply come from what our brains have inputted. When we forfeit the renewal of our minds, we get what we have taken in.
This book does state researched facts on the ramifications of casual sex and how that alters our minds, bodies, and behaviors. These authors do thoroughly understand the body, the brain and behaviors linked to both. Their biblical worldview allows them to govern their writing towards abstinence, and healthy sexual activity that is designed for our good.
This book will serve the purpose of strong research for those who are wanting to teach on this subject matter, those who are entering new relationship(s), and those who are wondering about their own behaviors due to past relationships that brought them harm instead of health.
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