Jerry Edmon Ministries

Is sex just a physical function or is there more meaning behind sexuality?

Posted on February 17, 2011 1 Comment

The best word to describe sexuality is in the word “knowledge.” Sex is intimate knowledge that is shared through experience by two people. Without proper respect and understanding about this, sexual boundaries will become blurred and sexuality will lose its purity and intimacy. It will become a mere bodily function that selfishly takes advantage of others for the benefit of one’s own physical use. In a nut shell, that describes all pornography. Sex is very important to a married relationship. I will say that married couples that abstain from sexual intimacy are drifting apart. From time to time, every relationship suffers from a lack of communication and closeness. For one reason or another, you hit a wall. You can’t even get conversation going with each other. You feel unattached. Sexuality brings a few moments of intimacy that surpasses the roadblocks that seem to be before you. It gives you an opportunity to be intimate even in the midst of difficulties. Sexuality is communion between a husband and wife. Communion is the intimacy of partaking of another person. If held in the proper context, this time of intimacy can bring healing to your marriage.

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James

May 17, 2016 at 12:51pm | Permalink

Good and correct overview.

Unfortunately, some of us got married long ago and the relationship was not the leading of the Holy Spirit and now there are 2 people married that are not compatible at all.

So when your spouse tells you over a decade ago that there is not going to be any more intimacy going forward, you have little choice but to give up intimacy altogether and learn to cast that care upon the Lord knowing He cares for you and is able to sustain you and empower you to walk single as Jesus did while on the earth.

After carefully considering all passages concerning marriage in God's Word, I would not agree that divorce is the answer concerning a spouse's decision to never be intimate again.

We are called to follow the Lord as dear children and when He makes a promise, He keeps it. Of course if there is serious abuse going on, then divorce may be the answer.

I just don't think it would be the answer for intimacy not being made available by a spouse considering the infilling of the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ Who is very capable of empowering a person to simply not have any further desire for intimacy so they can forgive their spouse for any real or imagined wrongdoing and otherwise keep peace in the household.

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