"There are battles for the men to fight, and there are battles for the women to fight, but for way too long, the women have been fighting the men's battles, and the men have been fighting the women's battles," Bevere proclaimed from stage. "And the men and the women have been fighting each other."
She continued: "We will no longer hide behind the garment of a man, because God has not appointed us to be sons, but God has appointed us to be daughters."
In an article posted after Hugh Hefner's death, cultural commentator and radio host Michael Brown called for a new sexual revolution, one that is centered around the Lord.
It's a trap. It's a lie. Get out while you can!
And there, in a nutshell, is the bankruptcy of the sexual revolution: It destroys our sons and daughters.
But all hope is not lost. The sexual revolution can be reversed. There is a better way. A much better way. God's way.
I've read a number of studies that all say the same thing: Singles who engage in one-night stands and have multiple sexual partners are the least satisfied sexually. Committed, married couples are the most satisfied sexually.
That's because we are not just physical animals, fulfilling a bodily function. We are human beings with emotions and values and desires, and sexual intimacy divorced from relational fidelity produces frustration and shame and guilt in the end.
That's why, in more than 41 years of marriage, it has never dawned on me once to envy the likes of Hugh Hefner, a man who slept with more gorgeous women in a week than most of us have met in a lifetime.
What a pitiful, lost soul, and what a tragic, ugly legacy.
And this brings me back to where we started. I hope he found grace and repentance before leaving this world. I also hope that his death will signify the end of the sexual revolution.
Weider offers practical tips to achieve Brown's vision.
"First off, the most important thing to do is to always pray for kids. Not only does prayer work, but by modeling prayer your kids will see that you hold your values in what pleases God, not the world," Weider says.
"The second thing that is so important is being in tune with what your kids are watching, reading and listening to. Strongly discouraging or not allowing them to see sexually explicit movies (and explaining why) will hopefully prevent them from absorbing overt sexual content. Also, make sure certain parental settings are turned on on your child's phone so they don't accidentally venture onto a pornographic site. Lastly, model for them and show them that there are healthier media options, such as uplifting worship music, inspiring movies and encouraging books. Also, as best you can (if you don't know how—learn!), make sure you can either log in from time to time onto their social media (if they're under 18, you can legally do that) or just keep an eye on what they're posting. However, the key is to really talk to your kids, explain to them the harmful and overtly sexualized messages and why they aren't healthy and damaging—(to boys too!) and that women shouldn't be looked at or treated that way. I can't stress it enough to stay connected with your kids on their social networks so you don't get out of touch with what's going on. If you can take it even a step further, have them turn in their cell phone to you when it's time for them to go to bed and turn out the lights. That way they can't be searching endlessly on their phones at night or get into trouble online," she says.