Love out Loud: Oneness

Whether you’re in a sexually active relationship or not, the reality is that we’re all sexual beings. God designed our bodies to make sexuality possible, pleasurable, and compelling, so this is something that applies to all of us, regardless of our position in life. 

Captured within our sexuality is the desire to know and be known, to love and be loved — the stuff of the heart of intimacy. In it’s ideal, our sexuality contains the urge to create and to learn, to lead and be led, to rest in the safety of unswerving commitment towards one another and to communicate how significant the other is to me.

At the same time, contained within sexuality is the urge to explore and to play, to be soft and tender, and yes, to sometimes be a little daring or even be playfully mischievous. In its idyllic expression, within sexuality we find passion, purpose and power, playfulness and pleasure. 

The stuff of life. The stuff of intimacy. A glorious echo of our relationship to God and the mysterious union we all share as the bride of Christ. It turns out that in many respects, sexuality and spirituality are in fact two sides of the same coin.

Aaron Engler

Born and raised in rural Minnesota, Aaron studied finance at the University of Minnesota and then worked as a banker before attending Gordon-Conwell. Prior to planting Highrock North Shore in 2012, Aaron served on staff at Highrock Arlington since 2007, where he served as the Pastor to Young Adults.

He's devoted to his wife Ariel, a native of the North Shore, and their daughter, Elsie. Aaron gets passionate about teaching God's story of redemption, seeing sold out followers of Jesus, University of MN College Hockey, and celebrating the life God has given to us, His people. Aaron is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator.