sex in the bible

The Beatitudes in the Bedroom: Peacemakers

On Saturdays, we’ve been (slowly) working through how the Beatitudes impact our marriage and our marriage beds. Here’s that passage from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are the poor in spirit,     for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn,     for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek,     for they will …

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The Beatitudes in the Bedroom: Those Who Mourn

Last week, I explained that I’d recently gone to church camp where we studied the Beatitudes. Since I believe that whatever the Bible says about how we should be outside the bedroom applies to how we should be inside the bedroom, I wondered if these principles had any application to the marriage bed. I then …

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Is Christian Sex in Marriage a Threesome?

I was at a fiction writers’ workshop recently in which the speaker tentatively mentioned his belief that the inspirational romance genre was basically ménage à trois: you, me, and Jesus. He wasn’t attempting to be offensive, and actually I wasn’t offended. I sort of agree. By no means am I being gross about this. Please bear …

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Married, Consenting Adults: Whose Okay Really Matters?

Have you noticed that in our current culture a number of historically problematic sexual activities have become No Big Deal or even encouraged? Most often, the reason I hear is that it’s between “consenting adults.” We also hear this about marriage. After all, whose business is it if a married couple mutually agrees to engage in …

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3 More Great Bible Stories about Sex

In my last post, I talked about 4 great Bible stories involving sex. Specifically, I discussed Adam and Eve, Joseph and Potiphar’s wife, Hannah and Elkanah, and David and Bathsheba (not the adulterous part, the better part). There are many Bible stories about sexual sin, some of them quite awful indeed. However, the above four …

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