Sex, Marriage, And Divorce Essay

2184 Words Dec 11th, 2016 9 Pages
What comes to mind when you think of the word marriage? What about the word sex? Homosexuality? Now, what comes to your mind when you think of the word divorce? We all have different views on all four of these things, but one thing is for certain: the media is obsessed with marriage, sex, and divorce. But what does the Christian standpoint say about these things? This paper is going to critique premarital sex, marriage, divorce and homosexuality from a Biblical standpoint. Premarital sex is the act of having sex outside of a marriage covenant. It is clear that God created sex on purpose from the very beginning, but God created it to be kept within a marriage covenant. When two people have sexual relations before marriage it can potentially lead to ignoring the actual problems in the relationship as well. (Premarital Red Flags Handout, 2016) Rae points out the argument that “full sexual enjoyment is not an option prior to the marriage covenant.” (Rae, 2009, p. 291) Sex was created to be something that unites the two people into “one flesh.” This idea doesn’t just apply to the sexual aspect, but also the spiritual and emotional oneness that is a part of a intimate relationship. We can see this idea of one flesh in 1 Corinthians 6, “Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. A deeper intimacy within a marriage is…

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