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.