SURGE of the URGE!
By Stanley Leffew
Have you ever heard the expression, "The
Urge to Merge"?
It is a term relating to sexuality and
marriage. The "URGE" symbolizes sexual interest, and the
"MERGE" symbolizes marriage union.
We see it all around us!
Late night TV bombards us with sexual images
and sensual content. Commercials that have nothing to do with sex use a
sensual foundation to market to the masses. More than ever in history our
minds seem to be more interested in the sex-drive channel than in
channeling the sex-drive.
We call this, "The SURGE of the
Let's travel back in time about sixty years
before we became so technologically advanced and started opening up the
bedroom door for anyone with an appetite and "prying eyes". Many
of the older generation know of what time I speak! Back when some things
were still considered sacred and "The SURGE of the URGE" was yet
in the future.
It used to be that life was about marriage and
family principles. It used to be that faith and family were the criteria
for determining life success. In other words, it was about the
"MERGE". Family and relationship building principles for living
was the norm.
Then came The Beatles, Elvis, Rock-and-Roll
and yes, Hugh Hefner and Playboy.
Gradually our society began to shift its
thinking and embrace a mindset for the "URGE" itself. The sexual
revolution stepped onto the horizon, and "The SURGE of the URGE"
was born and became the focus.
Sadly, and to our demise I might add, the
"MERGE" has been placed on the shelf and in many cases mocked
For over fifty years now we have been a world
dominated with a fascination for the "URGE".
Playboy, Penthouse, Hustler, Strip Clubs, Porn
Movies, Girls Gone Wild, Spring Break, Wild On, etc. The Music Industry
lyrics display this same "URGE" mentality and, of course, let's
not forget the recent Halftime Super Bowl antics.
We even went through a time in recent history
where the "URGE" became the main topic of conversation
surrounding the Presidency of the United States.
Maybe, instead of just enacting and enforcing
laws and high-dollar fines...maybe, instead of just issues of
censorship...maybe, instead of just battling it out in the boardroom and
courtroom...maybe we should do something so foreign as to go back to the
shelf, dust off the idea that marriage and family life is where it's
really at and get our focus back on the importance of the
Being wanted for a "Night of a
Lifetime" can never fully satisfy, fulfill or replace the greatest
longing of our hearts for being wanted for a "Lifetime of
Let's all consider taking the
"MERGE" down from the shelf. Marriage and family life will
always play the greatest role in our civilization.
The greatest gift we will ever give the world
is a stable home.
(C)Copyright 2004 Stanley J. Leffew
All Rights Reserved!
Stanley J. Leffew is the Author of, "How
To Be Wanted For a Lifetime of Nights and Not Just a Night of a
Lifetime". His website is based on this same theme. Find out for
yourself why feeding desire and leading-with-the-body in life and
relationships fails to satisfy the longing of the human heart to connect