Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,
~ Galatians 5:19, ESV ~
Sexuality is one of the central issues facing our society today. It is also a central issue within the Christian community; as well as those who are engaged in recovery. Our natural, and addictive and co-dependent compulsory behaviors, tendency is to feed off the overemphasis of genital sexuality. We desire stimulating and satisfying performance. In this way, sexuality becomes limited by our emphasis where we’ve become unhappy while becoming sexual athletes.
Instead, we are called to deepen our understanding and learn true sexuality and intimacy from God’s word. We put off the debauchery of sexual perversion. Protect the value of chastity and virtue. Respect and honor the nature and power of sexual intimacy within the confines of a healthy relationship. This begins by our vulnerability of learning from our spouse. We need to know how they relate to us and how we are both spiritually and physically connected.
For men, we are protectors of our wife’s virtue and enter into a loving relationship with her where we enjoy the pleasure of intimacy. For those who are not married, we protect the virtue and chastity of women and respect them as daughters of God. We enter into a loving relationship where we grow spiritually resilient in maintaining sexual integrity.
In a covenant marriage are we capable of consummating true intimacy.