A recent news story headline caught my attention the other day. It read, “Syphilis cases in babies skyrocket in Canada amid health-care failures.”
And it made me go, hmmm?
The article seemed to imply that the reason syphilis cases in babies were skyrocketing in Canada was our failing healthcare system.
There was a time that escalating syphilis cases in babies would have been attributed to a moral failure in one or both of the child’s parents. Now apparently, society and the healthcare system are to blame.  
It would be horrible and judgemental to suggest that choices made by the babies’ parents might have something to do with it. It’s no longer fashionable to ask that people be responsible for the choices they make.  It’s much easier to blame society for the consequences of their actions.
When the Bible, God’s word, tells us that sexual activity is reserved for a husband and wife in a monogamous relationship, it’s not because God or the Bible is anti-sex, and it’s not to limit our fun. It is to protect us, emotionally and physically.
Perhaps, if people took that seriously, not only would they reap spiritual, emotional, and physical benefits, but they wouldn’t have to worry about their babies being born with syphilis.

Have a great week, and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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