Does the Bible teach that sex before marriage is a sin? This is because we live in a world of tweets and quick soundbites where people rarely have enough time for context. The thinking often goes: If there is no Bible verse that answers my question, then the Bible must not have an answer to my question. I used to get asked this question often when I did college campus ministry, and I still hear it as a pastor.
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Unfortunately, the daily stress of life often gets in the way of sex, distracting the attention of a husband and wife from each other and from pleasing each other. Sex can become a marital battleground, even in young marriages, because of emotional and mental baggage from histories of sexual abuse, inappropriate sexual behavior in past relationships or even with your spouse before marriage , or pornography. After all, He is the Designer—He created our bodies. And you may be surprised to know what He had in mind. The Designer of sex made numerous statements integral to the sexual aspect of marriage. First, sex is the process He gave us to multiply a godly heritage. But God also designed sex for our pleasure, to be enjoyed in the marriage bed.
What Does God Think About Sex?
As young Christians, we've probably been warned not to have sex before marriage. Maybe you've gotten the impression that God thinks sex is bad, but the Bible says something quite contrary. If looked at from a godly perspective, sex in the Bible is a very good thing. Sex is a good thing?
When it comes to sexual pleasure in the Bible, it is often spoken of in the context of marriage. There are some Christians that feel that the only reason for sex is reproduction and there are others that believe that there are higher reasons for sex, including the ultimate joining together of a married man and woman — joining their two spirits, joining their two minds, and joining their two bodies. The Bible is not explicit on sex practices between married people. In Hebrews we are told that the marriage bed is to be undefiled, it does not say what it means.