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.
That’s what we’ve been told. That God and sex don’t go together. And if you say something enough times, people start to believe it’s true…. You can’t have both in the same bottle. They’re oil and water. Cats and dogs. Spencer and Heidi. They just don’t go together.
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.
We’ve bought the lie that the world gets to have wild, crazy sex and Christians, holy folks like us, have to have black-and-white, two-dimensional sex. But what if that’s wrong? What if the God who overflows us with love and hope and mercy wants that part of our lives to be as big and as colorful as two married people could possibly imagine?