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Marriage is a Blood Covenant

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Marriage is a Blood Covenant

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“Hey, Pops!” Jenny came bounding down the stairs all excited.

 

“What’s up?” Her father looked up from the morning paper his glasses perched on the tip of his nose so he could read the fine print without them.

 

“Can you do me a solid? I need to borrow the car tomorrow night”

 

“Sure. What’s the occasion?”

 

“Oh, just going to the movies.” Her voice sounded a little too casual and her body language was a little off. After 19 years Jen’s father was able to read her just like the Newspaper he held in his hand.

 

“Going alone?” He countered with equal casualness.

 

The pause was pregnant.

 

“Look, it’s no big deal alright, I’m going with John, but Suzanne and Rick will be there too.”

 

“Sweetheart, you’re 19 years old and your mother and I expect you to make your own decisions but remember; decisions have consequences. You know how I feel about you and John. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I think you’re getting too close too fast, you should… “

 

“But Dad, it’s not like we plan on having sex or anything we’re just having fun being together!”

 

“I understand that, Jennifer but when you spend so much time with one person you’re bound to develop feelings for them and pretty soon you’ll find that your emotions could be making the decisions for you, and then things may get out of control very quickly.”

 

“It’s my life and I need to make my own decisions, right? Anyway, what’s the big deal about sex before marriage anyway, I mean if two people truly love each other what’s wrong with that. Isn’t marriage just a formality, anyway?”

 

James looked at his daughter silently for a while. And like most fathers, even though he was looking at a young woman of 19 he was actually seeing his little 5-year-old girl.

 

“Come sweetheart, have a seat.” His words drew her in as only a father’s can.

 

She obliged.

 

“Jennifer,” he started slowly, “what we see on the TV and the Movies is not what marriage is supposed to be, it’s… “

 

“I know that Dad, I’m not stupid you know, I can see… “

 

“Wait, Babes, let me finish.” He pleaded gently.

 

Jennifer rolled her eyes and sighed like all the air was let out of her but she remained silent.

 

“Here’s what you need to know about marriage.” Her father continued.

 

“Marriage is more than just, I love you and you love me so let’s get together and have a family.”

 

“Marriage is a Blood Covenant.”

 

“A what??!!” Jennifer blurted, staring at her father like if his mental hard-drive had just crashed.

 

“On the wedding night, ” he explained, “when the newlywed virgin couple consummates their marriage the blood that flows is the sign of the covenant that they’ve entered in the presence of God and the witness gathered at their wedding.”

 

She continued staring at him in silence.

 

“You see Jen, marriage between a man and a woman represents the mystical union of Christ to His Church. That’s why the Church is called the Bride of Christ and in His parables Jesus likens Himself to a Bridegroom”

 

“So, that virginal blood that was shed on the wedding night will always be a sign of their marital covenant. Just like when Jesus died on the cross and He was pierced in the side with the spear, the blood that flowed over the spear is the sign of the New Covenant of salvation that we Christians enjoy.”

 

“That’s why we can use Jesus’ Blood as a spiritual weapon and “Plead the Blood” against the Devil’s works of darkness.

 

When we plead the Blood of Jesus we remind the Enemy of the power of the Covenant we are protected by so He has no choice but to bow to the authority of that Blood and the Covenant it represents.”

 

“In the same way, when you obey God and wait until you get married to have sex, the blood that’s shed on your wedding night enforces the Marriage Covenant and acts as a form of spiritual protection against the attacks of the Devil against your marriage.”

 

“But when you practice pre-marital sex and no blood flows when you consummate your marriage, the sign of your covenant is missing.”

 

“Of course, God still honors your vows but there’s no sign of the covenant for you to hold up against the Enemy, nothing for him to submit to and nothing you can use to remind him of the binding power of your covenant.”

 

“When the sign of your covenant is missing it encourages the enemy to attack your marriage more.”

 

“This doesn’t mean that once you’re a virgin when you get married you won’t have any problems, it just means that engaging in pre-marital sex puts you at a greater disadvantage when it comes to winning the spiritual war for your marriage.”

 

“Wow, Pops, that’s some heavy sh… stuff!” Jen stammered.

 

“I know… so, what do you think about it?”

 

“I’ll get back to you on that, father I need some time to process.”

 

Her father tossed the car keys to her as she pushed back the chair and stood up to leave.

 

He gave her that particular look that said, “You’ve been warned, the ball is now in your court” as he opened the Newspaper and resumed reading.

 

Jen slowly started up the stairs as she muttered to herself, “A Blood Covenant… Wow”

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Porn Quotes

“It’s all about money. This is pornography.” – “Doctor” Sharon Mitchell, Adult Industry Medical (AIM)

“Things are getting more and more demeaning towards women. It’s degrading. It’s very, very violent.” – “Doctor” Sharon Mitchell

“HIV got in the system, that doesn’t mean AIM failed because this is a harm reduction model that I set up for people that don’t use condoms.

I don’t say that this is going to prevent you from getting HIV.

I don’t put you in the porn business and I don’t give you HIV.” – “Doctor” Sharon Mitchell

“I sit there everyday and I sew up anal tears and anal prolapse and the physical conditions of what people are putting their bodies through is getting very, very far away from sexuality as we know it.” – “Doctor” Sharon Mitchell

“Where else but in porn can you see a guy who just met a girl that day crack her around, choke her out.” – Brandon Iron, porn producer

“I’m not here to apologize. I’m just here to say, ‘We make entertainment and let’s see how far we can take it.'” – Max Hardcore, former porn performer/producer

“Degradation drives the business. … There are things going on right now that are way over the line.” – Khan Tusion, porn producer

“Even the mildest pornography is shocking to the average person. I’m surprised it’s legal.” – Paul Thomas, porn producer

“The girls get torn up like usual.” – Vince Vouyer, porn producer

“I find myself not that much unlike the slaves and slave traders of some 400 years ago. I participate in the most heinous of ALL trades- THE BUYING AND SELLING OF HUMAN FLESH. I trade my own flesh for monetary compensation and I sell the flesh of others for the same.” – Lexington Steele, porn performer/producer

“I was the first to shoot Rocco. Together we evolved toward rougher stuff. He started to spit on girls. A strong male-dominant thing, with women being pushed to their limit. It looks like violence but it’s not. I mean, pleasure and pain are the same thing, right?” – John Stagliano, porn producer

“This industry is full of people that hate – literally HATE women.” – Julie Meadows, former porn star


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Porn Industry Statistics

  • 36 porn stars died that we know of from HIV, suicide, homicide and drugs between 2007 and 2010.
  • 66% of porn performers have Herpes, a non-curable disease.
  • 2,396 cases of Chlamydia and 1,389 cases of Gonorrhea reported among performers since 2004.
  • Over 100 straight and gay performers died from AIDS.
  • 26 cases of HIV reported by Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM), since 2004.
  • 70% of sexually transmitted infections in the porn industry occur in females according to County of Los Angeles Public Health.
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhea among performers is 10x greater than that of LA County 20-24 year olds.
  • The largest group viewing online pornography is ages 12 to 17.
  • More than 11 million teens regularly view porn online.
  • There are 4.2 million pornographic websites, 420 million pornographic web pages, and 68 million daily search engine requests.
  • 50% of men and 20% of women in the church regularly view porn.
  • Of 1351 pastors surveyed, 54% had viewed Internet pornography within the last year.
  • Of all known child abuse domains, 48 percent are housed in the United States.
  • At the 2003 meeting of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a gathering of the nation’s divorce lawyers, attendees revealed that 58% of their divorces were a result of a spouse looking at excessive amounts of pornography online.
  • Child pornography is one of the fastest growing businesses online, and the content is becoming much worse. In 2008, Internet Watch Foundation found 1,536 individual child abuse domains.
  • Worldwide pornography revenue in 2006 was $97.06 billion. Of that, approximately $13 billion was in the United States.

Shelley Lubben Christian Minister Ex Porn StarShelley Lynn Lubben, born on the heels of revolution on May 18, 1968, is one of the world’s leading advocates in the anti-pornography movement. A former pornographic actress who performed under the stage name of Roxy, she left the sex industry in 1994 when she caught Genital Herpes, a non-curable disease. 

Upon her eight year recovery at the Champion’s Centre in Tacoma, Washington, she reentered society as a new Champion woman and began teaching and preaching in prisons and rescue missions in Central California. Ordained as a Chaplain with the Order of Saint Martin, Shelley is also a graduate of Vision International University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Theological Studies.

Now, fifteen years into recovery, Shelley has appeared on both Christian and secular television and radio shows and speaks out passionately about the harms of pornography as well as shares her inspirational story of redemption through Jesus Christ.

Shelley also serves as the President of Pink Cross Foundation, a nonprofit organization that offers hope, healing and support to adult industry workers around the world.

Shelley Lubben is sought worldwide to speak, educate, testify, and counsel individuals, organizations, professionals and governments regarding the illegally operating porn industry, pornography addiction, recovery from sexual abuse and the sex industry and the Champion life. Shelley is a mother of three beautiful daughters and married to Mr. Wonderful, Garrett Lubben, for fifteen years.

For More Info Visit: ShelleyLubben.com

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Pink Cross Foundation is a faith-based IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to reaching out to adult industry workers offering emotional, financial and transitional support. We largely focus on reaching out to the adult film industry offering support to women and men. Pink Cross Foundation also reaches out to those struggling with pornography offering education and resources to recover.