Sex – Much More Than Intercourse

Sex is much more than intercourse – it is seeing each other naked and unashamed, it is joining two into one and it is a holy communion with God

Song of Songs is filled with every delight imaginable. They connect through the smell of each other’s bodies. Words spoken create excitement and passion calling for release. Mouths taste sweetness that drip with honey and kisses taste sweeter than wine. Eyes enjoy the pleasure of God’s creation dancing for their delight. Arms hold and caress and summon, “Come with me”. This couple uses every sense that God gave them to enjoy their lover.

We need to open up our definition of what sex is beyond “Penis in Vagina” intercourse. God gave us amazing freedom to enjoy in marriage. Is it possible that when we are beyond physical exhaustion, just laying skin to skin, provides the refreshment we need? Are we missing out on what God has for us because we limit what we can enjoy? Even as we age and our bodies change, can we step into discovering something new that provides intimate connection?

But sex goes even beyond physical connection, because somehow intimacy with our spouse teaches us about God. Surrendering, trusting, letting go – isn’t that what God wants from us? Is there something Holy that happens when we surrender – even for a moment. Does sex glorify God as we step into intimacy? Do we somehow meet Him there?

Sex is more than intercourse. Most of us know it in our heads, but do you know it in our heart and our soul?

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