Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sex.... A gift from God!

What did or have your parents told you about sex? Maybe they just sat you down and told you everything, maybe they gave you a book, maybe they didn't make it awkward but they still discussed it, or it might have never been mentioned at all. No matter which one it is how has their way of presenting the idea affected you? How do you think of sex? Is it dirty, a sin, something good for movies but not for you, a duty, something only guys like, or a gift from God, something pleasurable, a wonderful bonding that only God could have created? Think about it for a minute.... Our life is consumed by advertisement, movies, commercials, pop up adds, and so much more that diminishes the meaning of sex. Even our churches see it as a hush hush subject. Today I want to share with you God's plan for sex and how He views it! Do you care to follow me and see what the Bible has to say about sex? I challenge you to dig deep into this.... Find out the truth!

1 Corinthians 7:3-7
The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife.  Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. I say this as a concession, not as a command.  I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.

I'm not going to copy on here Song of Solomon, but it is the same there. It shows how God created sex to be viewed. Sex was created by God.... It is not dirty, wrong, or shameful as long as it is done in the area of marriage. The statistic is that 1 out of every 4 girls have been sexually abused. That is beyond sad.... You may be one of those girls, but here is the thing that is NOT what God made sex for... He made it to be enjoyable, pleasing, freeing, and exciting! If you are noticing that you may not be viewing sex in the way God intended pray about it.... Many women enter marriage believing that sex is just some type of "duty" that comes along with being married. It is nothing like that! Below is a list of things sex is.... If you have a problem believing any of these I challenge you to get into God's word and begin asking Him to form His view of sex into your view of Sex!

Sex is....
~ Beautiful
~Exciting
~Created by God
~A gift from God
~Made to be pleasurable
~Made to be enjoyable
~Made to not be a joke
~Made to bond two people together
~A creative way God had to create children
~Something you should not withhold from your husband
~Something you should not be scared of
~A GIFT FROM GOD!

JEN

5 comments:

jaymiehorak said...

This made me almost cry. I am terrified to have sex one day. It was used in a negative way against me by my ex (though im still literally a "virgin").... and I'm scared that someone will be that close to be and betray me.
Thanks for posting this... a good reminder.

Emily said...

This was nicely done. A lot of women (even in church) 'scare' younger women with the talk of sex in marriage as being a thing they 'have to do' because the husband wants it. But it is supposed to be enjoyed and desired within marriage. Where the spouses can grow together and just have fun! But it's viewed way to often as annoying and forced among many women. It's so sad.

I had that all growing up but know now, through reading the Word how it's supposed to be and am excited to have that with my husband!

Love Unawakened said...

Thank you girls for commenting! This is honestly one of the hardest post to comment on for the simple reason it generally involves fear and something not so easy to talk about. Please know that Im praying for you both! :)

JEN

Natalie said...

Great post! My main argument against how we teach sex is that we tell people to wait until marriage because it'll be so much better, but then we do such a poor job of displaying God-glorifying marriages, and divorce is just as prevalent in the Christian community than in the secular. You know what I mean? But again, this is an awesome post!

Sierra said...

I agree. Love this post(and blog!).
Sierra