Thinking About Sex
It’s been one of those weeks. I’ve been talking to couples. I’ve been talking to singles. And it’s on everyone’s mind.
There are the couples who aren’t married who can’t figure out how to stop having sex. There are the couples who are married who can’t figure out how to actually have sex. And then there are the zillion of folks who get by with that cheap, plastic imitation of sex called pornography.
Finally, one more “I-can’t-believe-my-boyfriend-fiance-husband-does-porn” conversation broke the camel’s back. I got mad and decided not to take it any more.
So I assigned my discipleship group to watch a TED talk on sustaining desire in long term relationships and then gave them a few key passages to study (1 Cor 7:1-7; Prov 5:15-23; Song of Solomon 7:1-14)… and we had some great conversations.
Eliseo suggested that we rename our group “The Sexual Disciples.” Paul suggested we make t-shirts. I suppose that would make for an interesting conversation starter.
Over the past three weeks, we’ve talked a lot about what it means to follow Jesus in the bedroom – and about how that’s usually a microcosm of how we follow Jesus in the rest of our lives. As we processed our key learnings, in particular we asked what the next steps are for each of us to grow in our intimate life with our spouse and what it would look like for us to grow in our openness to walking with others towards a healthier and holier sexuality.
So would you like one of the t-shirts?
By Bill White