Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God

I am reading this little book by C.J. Mahaney entitled, "Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God" in preparation for speaking with my wife at the March 4 Hearts-In-Touch meeting at Parkview. The topic of our talk is on how to teach your children about sex. Carrie and I don't feel like we've cornered the market on how to most properly instruct children on sexuality, however, we are very passionate about God's design for healthy sexuality and are passionate about our children understanding how it is God intends sex to be enjoyed for His honor and glory. Usually Christians approach sexuality in a prohibitive way (i.e. the dangers of fornication and adultery). Certainly this must be done, but sexuality must also be understood for the beautiful intention God had behind its creation and enjoyment in the context of marriage. The more our children understand the preciousness of healthy sexuality, the more I believe they will embrace the importance of glorifying God with their body (1 Corinthians 16:20).

For those married folk out there, I highly recommend this little book. It is written to men, but does have a portion at the end dedicated to women. It paints sexuality in a holistic and Biblical way that is very encouraging and will undoubtedly strengthen the marriage of the sincere reader. You can link directly to the book through the banner to the right of this post.

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