by Leslea Linebarger
The one subject that never comes up in women’s Bible studies is our sexuality. When it finally surfaced in my women’s group, there was one common theme: sex is somehow shameful and has little to do with God. Where are the positive messages about our sexuality? Can we be holy and sexy? Does God offer freedom in the place where desire and spirituality meet? Why is church the last place we can talk about this?
I created this blog for continuing conversation about spirituality and sexuality, about faith and life, about love and marriage. Truth be told, we all come to marriage with baggage — with things that keep us from seeing sex as part of a vibrant, passionate love relationship. I believe God designed us to be whole — body, mind and spirit. And that we can’t fully love or be loved without embracing all three. Every step towards wholeness and redemption of our past is a step toward holiness. And it begins in our minds.
Awareness is the first step. What’s your story? Are you aware of any baggage you brought to your marriage? How have things changed since you first married? If you’re unmarried now, what fears do you have about intimacy? How do you think God feels about sexuality?
I look forward to reading your comments. Thanks!