#faithbites #faithjourney sex
To quote George Michael “Sex is natural, sex is fun.” This #faithbites has materials that some may find questionable and there are many differences in beliefs about this topic within the Christian community.
This topic has been on my heart lately. There is sex in everything we watch, see, and hear about. Straight, gay, multi, swapping, one night stand, etc etc. I was listening to this on Known Legacy, about when to talk to our children about sex.
Here’s the thing: Sex is fun and awesome. God created sex for procreation and fun. He knew life was hard and gave us something that heals binds on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. It isnt something to be afraid of or fight against. It’s something to anticipate and enjoy the bond it creates.
There are two issues. First, Sex does what it is supposed to do even if it’s not in a marriage – it binds people together. Second, we need to teach that sex isnt shameful or bad, but an awesome gift from God.
Sex is made to bind us and connect us. We shouldn’t deprive husband or wife from sex as it allows Satan to break in between. We should rejoice in what God has provided for us.
Now, what we can do is change how we teach our children about sex. We can use fear-based teaching as most do now. This includes pregnancy, disease, rape, shame and more. While this may work for a late friday night, it does6nt last. We want to do what we are told not to do.
Imagine, if we instead taught that sex is awesome and a gift. Imagine if we taught our children to fight for that gift. That when they passed up a one night stand, they were strengthening their hold on the promises of the future. Teaching in love and God’s promises is much stronger than scaring them into abstinence.
We can talk more about how and when tall about sex soon. For now, let’s revel in this awesome gift. That shaming and fear won’t help in the long run.
Think about sex. How were you taught? How has that changed your life? Now, imagine if you were taught that sex is good, holy, and a gift from God. Would that change your life?
Father God, we thank you for the awesome gift of sex. You knew man could not live alone and created a partner. You gave us sex for procreation and to bind us. We live in a culture where sex is in everything and everywhere. Help us to remember that sex is good in the right time with the right person. Give us the words to teach and talk iit in a life giving way and not in fear. We need your guidance as we live in your way in a broken world. In your name, Amen.