The sexual relationship between a husband and wife is good, pure, and enjoyable. It is God’s precious gift for enjoying a loving marriage! The Church should not hesitate to talk about this blessing of God to humankind. There are many truths about sex which we need to share. We must include it in our teaching, premarital and marital counselling situations.
Seven Truths About Sex
Here are seven truths about sex that will help you think about sex biblically.
1. Sex Has Been Misused
Throughout history sex has been perverted and misused – both as an instrument of power and to satisfy lust. The temple of Aphrodite in ancient Corinth, for instance, was said to have a thousand priestess-prostitutes. Today many view sex as merely a way of securing physical pleasure. Sex has even been used as a weapon of war in some of our countries.
The sexual relationship between a husband and wife is good, pure, and enjoyable. Sex is God’s precious gift
2. Sex Is Meant To Be Enjoyed
Sex is God’s gift of creation for humans. He designed it, and he is clear about how it is to be used, how it is not to be used, and how it can be celebrated. If you follow what God says about sex, you will experience the maximum satisfaction from a sexual relationship. God says that the right relationship for enjoying sex is marriage (1 Corinthians 7).
3. God Has Set Rules About Sex For Our Good
God also spells out what is not acceptable. He calls adultery (sex with a person who is not your husband or wife) sin. God says sex before marriage is sin. God says that a man having sex with a man or a woman with a woman is sin. He will judge those who practise such sexual sins (Hebrews 13:4), but God also says he will forgive those who repent and follow him (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).
If you follow what God says about sex, you will experience the maximum satisfaction from a sexual relationship.
4. Healthy Sex Is About Serving Your Spouse
In marriage, a husband and wife are to satisfy each other’s needs for sex. Sex must be in mutual consent and not by force. We are called to serve others—including our spouses! Spouses should not abuse their relationship to fulfil themselves sexually. Instead, they should seek the interest of the other (1 Corinthians 7:3-7). A marriage filled with true Christian love creates the romantic environment for the celebration of sex!
Spouses should not abuse their relationship to fulfil themselves sexually
5. Sex Is Celebrated In The Bible
The sexual union between a husband and wife is so important that an entire book of the Bible is dedicated to it: Song of Songs. This book is a romantic description of the courtship, marriage, wedding night, and later problems in the marriage of Solomon and his bride. She says, “Kiss me and kiss me again, for your love is sweeter than wine.” He says, “How beautiful are your sandalled feet…your rounded thighs…your navel…your breasts are like two fawns” (Song of Songs 7:1-3).
6. God Created Sex To Build Families
God created us as sexual beings with strong sexual desires in order to create a bond between husband and wife in marriage. A good sexual experience will be the result of their commitment and submission to each other.
Interestingly, God also intended that through this passionate experience of making love, children will be conceived. Thus, children are a product of love! In fact, God is looking for godly children from godly sexual unions (Malachi 2:15). God created us male and female so that we can produce children who will be raised to follow Jesus.
7. Sex Belongs In Marriage
God has standards for sexual relationships and warns that those who ignore these standards will face his judgement (Hebrews 13:4). We will do well if we take heed of this by putting sex where it belongs—in marriage!
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