A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.
(if link does not work by cutting and pasting, I’ve placed the article in full in comment section)
The Soul in Sex
That’s one TOUGH article!
It’s not a “safe” topic, by any means. As I am thinking about it, I am wondering if I dare post it? I may lose some friends here over it, but I hope not!
Not sure I agree on ALL points of the discussion. It’s pretty FIERY!
I’m not sure about the married unbeliever, for example, because I have for many years now held the understanding that marriage “sanctifies” or “legalizes” sexual activity. This was not always my understanding, or opinion about that, in my life. It was not my history.
Is it true that all sexual interaction between believers is necessarily pure? Is it true that all sexual interaction between unbelievers is necessarily impure? Is there a case for sharing sex with someone as a pure act of giving, or in innocence, or out of genuine love, whether a believer or an unbeliever?
What institutes marriage? What is the history of marriage in cultures? What are the traditions around marriage? How were commitments formed prior to the institution of marriage?
Is marriage what it is because of a piece of paper? A legal document recognised by the government? Is it a private promise between two people? A public promise? A promise before God? If you have sex with someone, are you necessarily “married’ (one flesh) to (with) that person? These are some things I am thinking about, some questions I am exploring.
What really happens to the soul in promiscuity? I know that soul ties are made in sexual relations. That is the act of becoming one flesh physically and mentally with another person. The sexual act was designed by God to be more than just a physical union. I believe it was meant to be enjoyed both physically and spiritually, to make a couple one. Those sexual soul ties bind. I also know that God can deliver a person with a history.
I would certainly need to take into account what the article says about adultery, an act which hurts so many. It’s not usually just about the two people involved. Many lives can be hurt by this kind of unfaithfulness.
The article does not address what happens in the case of rape, which is an unholy union in any sense. I would like to have seen something on that. Such damage to the soul of the victim. I know, because I lived there.
There is much food for thought, however, much to chew on, and much bold confrontation of a subject not often discussed! A challenge!
I’ve dared to post it. Dare to tell me what you think of it?
AJ, (awaiting an onslaught….)