September 3rd, 2010
02:18 PM ET
Let’s try that again:
Christian marriage; hot sex.
It doesn’t quite go together does it?
Passionate, toe-curling sex isn’t normally associated with Christianity or even spirituality in general.
At least that’s what Jonathan Acuff, a Belief Blog contributor and author of "Stuff Christians Like," argues in a recent blog. He says Christians need to do a better job of connecting God with a vibrant sex life.
Acuff, who is married, says Christians shouldn’t just teach abstinence. They should also teach that while sex before marriage is bad, “sex when you’re married is awesome.”
He says Christians damage sex in four ways:
They teach guilt, not abstinence.
They have very few ways to discuss it.
They write 10 books about lust for every one book about the gift of sex.
They've "made the crayon box pretty small" (they're afraid of being creative during sex).
Acuff says it's time Christian couples realize passionate sex is God's idea.
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