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Sex and Intimacy

Reader comment on item: Female Desire and Islamic Trauma

Submitted by Hedley Robinson (United States), Jun 5, 2004 at 19:38

Without a proper Biblical worldview of sex in our fallen world, we can see why both Islamic and Western cultures can adopt extreme and erroneous beliefs concerning human sexuality and intimacy.

Christianity acknowledges that sin has twisted and corrupted everything about us. The death that we experience at the Fall of humanity was spiritual, biological, emotional, social, psychological, intellectual and physical. Our sexual desires are peverted both by inherited corrupted DNA that course through all humanity veins and flawed personal beliefs about God's gift of intimacy and sexual pleasure. These socially destructive realities engender and nurture distrust between the sexes.

In Western culture people see themselves primarily as sexual beings rather than human beings. They identify themselves base first and foremost on sexual preference (straight, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, etc.) Equality, happiness, sexual freedom and the right to choose is promoted without the responsiblity and consquence of choice.

Both cultures need to see themselves as God's "image-bearers," in the context of revealed Truth. That is Transcendent Objective Truth as opposed to subjective personal truth. Who we are, what went wrong, what can we do to fix it.
What we believe about God is not necessarily true about who God says He is. What He reveals about Himself to us is often distorted because of our fallen limited ability to apprehend and understand Him fully.

Until we acknowledge our fears and flawed beliefs, distrust and suspicion between the sexes will abound, and abuse, confusion and perversion of our human sexuality will continue.


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