Saturday, February 14, 2009

Lovemaking as A Spiritual Discipline?

On Valentines Day, Mark Driscoll promotes Married lovemaking as a spiritual discipline at Spiritual Disciplines: Lovemaking

In our age of rampant sexual sin, God intends for us to learn the spiritual discipline of sexual chastity while we are unmarried. However, God also blessed marriage as the holy outlet for sexual desire and one means of protection from the temptation to engage in sexual sin.

Free Sex
Married couples who do not have free and frequent intimacy together are warned by Paul that they are leaving themselves vulnerable to Satan’s temptations to either sexual sin or bitterness. Therefore, God’s answer to our desire for oneness and pleasure is to overcome our shame and fear through the gospel so that we can give ourselves in every way to our spouse, and also receive them as God’s gift to us.


Duke Lancaster agrees. So do I.