What follows is an excerpt from some of the work of Paddy Ducklow, Counselor and Pastor of CapChurch. He was a proff of mine. You can download the entire article here.
Great Sex: Reclaiming a Christian Sexual Ethic
God has designed us to move beyond ourselves:
Genesis 2:18 The LORD God said, "It is not
good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."
God has written into our sexuality a call to community:
Genesis 2:23-25 The man said, "This is
now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,' for she was taken out of
man." For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they
will become one flesh. The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.
God gave us sexuality for peoplemaking:
Ecclesiastes 11:5 “As you do not know the path of the
wind, or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.”
God wants us to have an earthy spirituality:
I Corinthians 7:5 “Do not deprive each other except
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.”