Rescuing Sex: An IntroductionBy Trillia Newbell | January 2nd, 2012 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Rescuing Sex: An Introduction
by Leslie Nack
The concept of being a woman of God is a multi-faceted idea. First we have to ponder what it means to be “of God.” What it means to follow and love Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Then we have to think about what it means to be a woman. As women we play many roles and have many responsibilities throughout the phases of our life. So, in being a woman of God we learn to love God and follow Him through various times of life. Following Him as a daughter is different than following Him as a wife, though one is not more important than the other.
We are called to follow God’s commands in many areas of life and many none so interwoven to our soul as how we follow Him with our sexuality. There, I said it. Sexuality. Sex. Are we even supposed to talk about sex as Christian women? Well, I sure hope so. I actually believe that we have to talk about it. We have to understand God’s ways and spur each other on in His ways. The stakes are high when it comes to sexuality and the culture fights a good fight to make us believe the world’s way about sex. Our friends, sisters, and daughters deserve so much more than the cheapened view of sex and female sexuality that the culture sells.
Beginning in January and continuing into 2012, WOG Magazine is going to bring you a series of articles about God’s plan for sexuality called, Rescuing Sex. We will discuss the simplicity and the complexity of a biblical ethic of sex. Simple because Scripture defines God’s plan for sex as abstinence outside of marriage and fidelity within marriage. Complex because as we are fearfully and wonderfully made with emotions, thoughts, mistakes, and expectations. Sex is beautifully simple and delightfully complex. Topics to look forward to include God’s plan for sex and the single, a discussion for those who did not wait for marriage to have sex, thoughts on a fulfilling sex life in marriage and learning about healing after an abortion.
Sex, sexuality and sexual sin is a very tender topic and we promise to discuss it with the utmost care and respect.
(Editor’s Note: I chose to name the series “Rescuing Sex” because the topic needs to be rescued. Sex needs to be rescued from the world, rescued from the taboo. I trust that God would use this series to help encourage, inspire, challenge and by His grace bring healing to women who have been hurt by a misunderstanding of and misapplication of sex. Leslie Nack has spent the past five years counseling women on this topic. –Trillia Newbell)