Tuesday, August 4, 2009

You cant talk about that........ you're a Christian!!!!

I find it so funny how the world views sex is such a 'worldly' thing. Something not often heard of in the positive when discussing Christians, when really it was something made by God and made to be enjoyed.

The consensus seems to be that just because you believe sex should be confined to marriage then you believe it should be something that isn't talked about.
I was watching a cartoon, intended for adults, which was having a laugh about teenagers choosing to wear purity rings and remain virgins until marriage. It was really portraying the whole idea of abstinence as a ridiculous pipe dream for anyone to think it was possible. It seems the idea that we, as humans, are able or willing to deny ourselves immediate gratification is seen as impossible.

While the show was merely in jest, it is easy to see the underlying misunderstandings that some hold to this idea.
How much pain does this world experience because sex is used incorrectly!? Think about it, the multiple number of STDS out there, molestation, rape, impotency not to mention the low self esteem/low self image, heart breaks and in some cases suicides and so much more that are attributed to sex's misuse. No wonder sex is seen as a low brow, dirty, 'cant talk about that' subject, instead of the beautiful thing it was intended to be.

I believe the Lord created sex to be an expression of love between a husband and wife, intended to bring them closer and create an intimacy between them that they dont share with anyone else. It was made to comfort, heal, pleasure and create a lasting bond between them and to populate the earth.

The funniest part is, I think that true Christian husband and wives have a much more fulfilling and amazing sex life with each other then most other couples out there. There is an understanding of the importance of sex in marriage and its intent.
Sex is such an intimate thing at its core. It is the exposing of ones hidden self, making yourself completely vulnerable to another person. What a gift to give someone. A part of yourself.

So much in this world I believe God created to show us His Kingdom, to reflect how He wants us to be with Him, faithful, intimate, committed only to Him. To expose ourselves and be vulnerable, and who knows this only works when the person you are exposed to is loving, trustworthy and faithful themselves.

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live

Deuteronomy 30:19