Let’s talk about sex, baby (er, millennial Christians)

Print More

Conversations about sex, sexuality, and the meaning of marriage continue to captivate millennial Christians. They want to know when they should or shouldn’t have sex, when they should and shouldn’t marry, and how they should wade through the mysterious and murky waters surrounding sexual orientation and gender. [tweetable]When it comes to Christians and sex, difficult questions abound and pat answers have proven inadequate.[/tweetable]

Image courtesy of Zondervan

Image courtesy of Zondervan

In this video podcast, RNS National Correspondent Sarah Pulliam Bailey and I discuss how some Christians are currently discussing these issues right now. We also sit down with John Mark Comer, author of “Loveology: God. Love. Marriage. Sex. And the Never-Ending Story of Male and Female,” says sex is not just “play for grown-ups,” as many think about it, but a “joining of body and soul…in self-giving love.”

Here we raise many of the difficult questions many Christians are asking. Watch our conversation and then join it by leaving comments below.

“The American family is making a comeback” – Michael Wear, The Atlantic
“Why same-sex marriage is expected to heat up this election among evangelicals” – Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Religion News Service
“Was ‘Christianity Today’ justified in rejecting this controversial ad?” – Jonathan Merritt, Religion News Service

  • gu

    I think Christians before they start preaching should lead by example by having stable marriages. In many cases many Christians are single well into their 40’s and 50’s so how are they going to start preaching to others about marriage etc;?
    In light of a scandal at a certain well known ministry where men were forced to have vasectomies and women abortions that is similar to what is going on where they discourage marriage. Marriage is between a man and woman but the church needs to lead by example as well

  • Karla

    gu-Very well said! The reason so many people want to focus on abortion
    and/or gay marriage is because they don’t want to face their own sin.
    Ephesians 5:18 says don’t get drunk! 1 Corinthians 6:10 says that all
    drunkards go to hell. The wine Jesus made was from the fruit of the vine
    and was new wine/diluted plus the Bible says don’t get drunk on wine
    so people who still get drunk with strong wine are also wrong/go to hell.
    1 Corinthians 6:9-12 lists many,many sins right along with homosexuality so
    all sin is wrong! Many don’t agree their sin is wrong so until people agree
    their sin is wrong they won’t Repent. Many so called “preachers” today
    don’t confront sin/give feel good messages and people don’t get convicted.
    Saying something mean then laughing after like that makes it okay and also
    sharp tongues,gambling,gossip,smokin dope/cigars,coveting,jealousy,pride,
    takin the Lords name in vain,greed,premarital sex all need to be confronted.
    Luke 13 says that we all must bear good fruit and that fruit is the fruit of
    Repentance not good works cause many non-believers do good works
    so we must Repent. Two guys were next to Jesus on the Cross and only
    one guy went to heaven! Why? Only one guy Repented/had a change of
    heart about his sin. Bible says to Repent or perish! We all must Repent!

  • In many cases many Christians are single well into their 40’s and 50’s so how are they going to start preaching to others about marriage etc;?

    North of 80% of the population marries for the first time prior to age 40. The notion that there’s a dearth of married couples in churches cannot be taken seriously.

  • Jack

    Each generation, starting with the baby boomers back in the day, thinks it is the only generation in history to be grappling with issues like sex. It’s a function of our society, which is anti-historical and narcissistic.

    The worst thing the older generation can do with any generation when it’s young is to baby and pamper it and make it seem like the most important generation in world history. The first generation to make that mistake was the World War II generation, which, despite all the accolades thrown its way, gave us the narcissistic baby boomers. The WW II generation didn’t do such a good job of parenting….and that set the stage for successive generations to be inward-looking and self-centered, with each worse than the one preceding it.

    The Millennial generation is where the chickens come home to roost…..they’re going to have to clean up after all the prior ones on every major issue of our time, from cultural to fiscal.

  • Pingback: This Week’s Links « Timothy Siburg()