I saw an interesting question today – is sex different for Christians?
My first reaction was “It should be, but it’s not”. My second reaction was “For many it’s even worse than for non-Christians” – but that’s another post.
As to why I think it should be better, I think sex should have a spiritual component. Actually, I think all sex does have a spiritual component. I see hints of this when Paul says a Christian man having sex with a prostitute is joining Christ to a prostitute. I also see it in reference to the mysteries of sex and marriage found in both the old and new testaments.
Unfortunately, the Church has neglected the spiritual aspects of sexuality, and it seems the idea of sex being spiritual is now associated with Eastern religions or “New Age” thinking. Why have we abandoned this truth to the world?
Why not discuss this with your wife? Ask her if she thinks there’s a spiritual component to sex, or if she thinks there should be. What would that mean? What if sex is a holy act? What if sex could be a form of worship?