“Human beings live out of one of only two identities: that I am ultimate and autonomous or that I am created and dependent on God. . . . It is when I am confronted with my utter inability to meet the demands of God’s standards that I am also confronted with the reality and majesty of His grace. . . . Sex reveals my need of grace. God’s call to sexual purity is as impossible for me to achieve without His help as it would have been for me to save myself.”24
24 Paul David Tripp, “The Way of the Wise: Teaching Teenagers about Sex,” The Journal of Biblical Counseling, Vol. 13 (Number 3, 1995), 39–41.