Why do we shy away from talking about sex? In its proper context it is a beautiful subject. The Holy Spirit prompts Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived and ever will live by the way, to write a whole book of the Bible on how beautiful the intimacy between man and wife should be. Unfortunately, we are embarrassed to teach or be taught about sexual intimacy. It is a subject that is taboo in the modern church. Why is that?
We see the world's view of sex and relationships every day; standing in line at the grocery store, commercials, t.v. shows and movies to name a few. Yet, we can't talk about this in Christian circles. We have effectively handed the topic of sex and intimacy over to the world to teach. We are told that the world's view of this topic is dirty or inappropriate and, therefore perhaps, we think the topic should not be discussed in church or Christian venues. This is a categorically wrong mind frame. We as Christians should teach about intimacy. We should teach about sex. We should teach about how God created men and women to think about intimacy.
Dwelling Place Ministries teaches this topic in all our getaways because we feel it is important to:
1. dispel the improper teaching we have come know and to shy away from, and
2. because we believe that this is a topic that is necessary for every husband and wife to understand.
Sex speaks volumes to our hearts if approached correctly and with sincere motives. The more we understand about our spouses, including how each thinks about this topic, the more fulfilled our hearts will be with our relationship and our communication.
So set aside the embarrassment and the feeling that sex is dirty and let's embrace the communication of intimacy like Solomon and his love did.
As an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. Sustain me with raisins; refresh me with apples, for I am sick with love. His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me! Song of Songs 2:3-6