Although God created us to have intimate relationships with other people, we live in a society that discourages it. Promiscuity and "do-as-you-please" morality cut at the cords that unite parent with child, husband with wife, friend with friend.
Dr. Joy speaks candidly to Christian people who are flirting with trouble. He warns of the pain that follows casual intimacy. He also holds out hope for restoring relationships that are carelessly wrecked in this way. He finds in Scripture the grounds for hope beyond premarital sex, adultery, and rebellion.