For years I have noticed that there seem to be more dead skunks on the road this time of year. I had a suspicion that it had something to do with mating season. So I looked it up and, sure enough, February and March is the mating season for skunks. It appears that their desire to mate leads many skunks to their downfall. Their haste to find a companion causes them to venture into dangerous territory, resulting in a loss of life.
Unlike skunks, there is no mating season for humans. The desires that drive us to find a companion are a factor in our lives year round.
However, these desires—if not channeled properly—can lead to spiritual death. God has plainly spelled out his requirements for purity, but many people allow their sexual appetite to lead them into danger. Their frenetic chase for fulfillment knows no boundaries, and they pay the ultimate price.
“Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”—Hebrews 13:4.