Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex.
Why did I just write the word ‘sex’ 14 times? Exposure therapy
Why is sex such a taboo topic in the Christian world? It’s really frustrating.
Here’s a fact: YOU WERE CREATED AS A SEXUAL BEING! And if you have strong urges at times to act on that…that’s OK! Did you read that right? If you have strong sexual desires or urges at times, that’s OK!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not encouraging you to ACT on these urges, I’m just saying if you have them it just means you have a pulse.
I think the Church would be healthier if we provided a safe environment to talk about topics such as masturbation, homosexuality, sexual guilt, orgasms, etc. I’m not talking abstinence talks and ‘anti-gay’ sermons, I’m talking about a place to just be real with how we’re feeling.
Some people are going to hate that last sentence…’real with how we’re feeling.’ Again, I’m not saying we need to ACT on these feelings I’m just saying we need to ADDRESS them. I think we, as the Church, can get so focused on preaching at people that we forget about their humanness. We are humans with emotions. We experience real pain. Real hurt. Real urges.
But here’s what happens, we suppress those feelings because we don’t feel safe talking about it. That brings tears to my eyes just typing that. Why? Because suppressed feelings lead to confused sexuality and a malformed view of love.
Church, let’s talk about sex.