Sexual Intimacy Part 1

Session 9 | Episode 1

Whose idea is sex anyway?

Today we start by sharing about communication in marriage and specifically about sexual intimacy.

So, let’s kick off with a question; “Whose idea is sex anyway?” Well, that may be a difficult one – we live in times where the media is saturated with promoting certain ideas about sex. Sex is just a Google search away. We see it in movies and TV shows. Pornographic websites are rampant, and thousands of articles and video clips suggest the 3 secrets or the 10 things that will change sexual fantasy into reality. Finding the truth is very confusing!

Sex has become a cultural obsession; society paints sexual intimacy as a cheap counterfeit and a perversion of its original design!

Sex has become a cultural obsession; society paints sexual intimacy as a cheap counterfeit and a perversion of its original design!

Dennis Rainey1 says that sex has become a cultural obsession; society paints sexual intimacy as a cheap counterfeit and a perversion of its original design! It is like a surgeon’s knife – designed for good but in the wrong hands it can do
immeasurable damage.

Back ot Basics

The Bible tells us that God created man and women2, and God said that a man will leave his parents and unite with his wife and they will become one3. So, in short – sex is God’s divine idea. As Rainey says – God created a process of intimate communication, of which sex is a significant part.

It is a powerful, emotional, bonding experience designed to strengthen a marriage – much as metal rods reinforce concrete. God designed sex as part of communication in a marriage and as a way to really ‘know’ each other.

The bottom line – sex is not an end, it is a means to an end! And we will talk more about this next time.

  1. From Preparing for Marriage, a publication of FamilyLife (Campus Crusade for Christ)
  2. Genesis 1:27
  3. Genesis 2:24
 

Presented by

Gerrie Holtzhausen

Gerrie Holtzhausen

After completion of his Theological Studies at Stellenbosch University, Gerrie served as pastor and missionary for 30 years in various contexts in South Africa and Mozambique.

He and Wienkie currently live in Pretoria, focusing on pastoring and life coaching in family environments. He is an associate staff of Campus Crusade for Christ as part of FamilyLife.

Gerrie Holtzhausen

Gerrie Holtzhausen

After completion of his Theological Studies at Stellenbosch University, Gerrie served as pastor and missionary for 30 years in various contexts in South Africa and Mozambique.

He and Wienkie currently live in Pretoria, focusing on pastoring and life coaching in family environments. He is an associate staff of Campus Crusade for Christ as part of FamilyLife.

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