Pleasure was part of God s original design, but what happens when the things we enjoy become obsessions or escapes? David Powlison looks at two types of pleasures: those that bring pure, guilt-free enjoyment and those that are stained, empty, and disappointing. He points to the tell-tale signs that we are misusing pleasure to indulge ourselves or run from pain we need to face. Scripture invites us to experience the supreme pleasure of intimacy with the living God. He longs to redeem our choices, satisfy our souls, and enable us to enjoy secondary pleasures as his gifts.