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As a single person, your sexuality isn’t defined by a list of “do's and don’ts” or captured by simplistic questions like, “What does the Bible say about masturbation?” Your sexuality—single or married—is ultimately more about relational intimacy than what you do with your body. So how DO you express healthy sexuality in your friendships and dating relationships? We’re glad you asked.
Guest: DR. doug Rosenau
A man approached me after hearing me speak on the topic of sexual intimacy and thanked me for talking openly about such a vulnerable subject. Then he began sharing his story with me. He had just divorced his wife of 29 years because of a lack of fulfilling sex in their marriage.
I’ve heard hundreds of stories like this. Christian men and women use Scripture to say that great sex is an essential right in marriage. One spouse forces another to have sex when and how he likes because “it’s my marital right.” A spouse goes through decades of miserable sexual experiences because “it’s my duty.” If sex is broken for too long, they assume their marriage isn’t worth saving.
Unfortunately, a lot of Christian teaching on marriage and sex has reinforced this thinking. Does the Bible teach that great sex is a right in marriage?
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Authentic Intimacy helps you make sense of your sexuality. Through teaching & discipleship, Dr. Juli Slattery helps believers understand and apply God's design for sexuality.
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Many Christians believe that their sexual choices and beliefs are a separate category from their spiritual pursuits. We simply assume that God doesn’t speak into our sexuality – that He allows us to make those choices for ourselves.
This is a destructive lie. In fact, sexuality and spirituality were designed to be inseparable. Our sexual beliefs and behaviors are a reflection of what we truly believe about God. Every sexual question is ultimately a spiritual question.
Engaging in sexual conversations is a necessary part of the Great Commission (making disciples). People need help understanding their sexuality within the context of God’s character and biblical teaching.
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