This is a very interesting blog on relationships. I am a Christian, so I agree with his perspective. I would highly recommend reading it.
The following is an excellent piece written by David Hamstra, a colleague of mine who pastors in the Alberta Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Check out his blog: apokalupto. It’s a good read.
Anyone who has seen two children fighting over a single object in a room full of other equally fun toys can appreciate what philosopher René Girard was getting at when he described the human predicament as “mimetic desire”—we do not want what we want, we want what others want. While we would like to think that our deepest desires are unique to us and in some way define who we are, in reality, we are usually mimicking the desires of those around us. We all want someone else’s toy.
With the advent of easy-access pornography delivered anonymously through the internet, the desires of others are increasingly controlling our sexual desires. Most of us assume that what…
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