Author Frank Sheed once wrote that “modern man practically never thinks about sex.” Now, you might be thinking, “Well, Frank Sheed never met me! I think about it all the time!”
What Sheed meant was not that we don’t dream about sex, joke about sex or read best selling trilogies about sex but rather that we scarcely think about it: What is the nature of sex? What’s it’s purpose? whose idea was it in the first place?
It would seem our society is under the impression that Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy, came up with it. Perhaps he was sitting about one night in his silk pajamas, puffing at his pipe and conjuring up ways to become unimaginably rich and voilà! Nope. Heffner didn’t invent sex, he interfered with it.
If you’d like to know who’s idea it was, take a look at the very first commandment from God to humanity in the Bible: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it” (Gen 1:28). Philosopher Peter Kreeft has rightly noted that God probably did not mean by this command that we should grow oranges and learn multiplication!
Sex is good! Sex is sacred!
Those deep desires and yearnings you have for touch, intimacy, love and union – God, not Hugh, put them there! And he intends to fulfill them if we would but turn to him and embrace his plan for our lives.
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