Having made my readers suffer four posts on the saccharine sweetness of modern Christian culture, I feel obligated to cleanse your palate with the salty wisdom of the Bible.
In the discussion of a recent post the topic of what to tell young men about loose women came up. Proverbs 7 immediately came to mind, and if you aren’t familiar with it or if it has been a while since you have read it I highly recommend reading the whole thing (it is short). The frame is strikingly anti-feminist, and therefore strikingly anti modern Christian culture. The proverb describes the crafty harlot, who lies in wait for an unsuspecting victim.
She was loud and rebellious,
Her feet would not stay at home.
Her prey is a young man devoid of understanding. She catches the young man and kisses him. She tells him she has prepared her bed with fine linens and perfumes, and that her husband is away.
With her enticing speech she caused him to yield,
With her flattering lips she seduced him.
22 Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter,
The proverb is a warning to all men to not be caught in the snare of such a woman. It closes with:
Her house is the way to hell,
Descending to the chambers of death.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson