By Lana Moline
C’mon yall, don’t start sweating. When God spoke to me about writing a post on this subject I was sweating enough for all of us. So you, my friend, just relax.
My nervousness and our discomfort about this subject is a great place to start. My husband and I have a running joke in our home. It’s always our indication that our kids are guilty and have done something that they know they should not have. We don’t spaz out. We simply ask them “who told you that you were naked?” Of course their typical response is “huh” but it speaks to the source of their discomfort.
When Adam and Eve walked freely in the garden, God never said to them to cover up nor for that matter did he address any restraints within their relationship. He carefully shared with us that it was not good for man to be alone and made him a helpmeet. He simply gave a warning to stay away from the fruit of tree of knowledge of good and evil. It was only in their disobedience that they felt condemned and afterwards they took it upon themselves to fix it.
If we follow the example of what God created then we would not be embarrassed when the subject of sex comes up because we would be clear that God created it as a gift within the confines of marriage. Our sons and daughters would relish the opportunity to “keep themselves” as the older generation calls it and there would be no confusion about boundaries within dating and the art of courting would return.
Fortunately for us, we serve a merciful God who knew before we were born that we would boff things up royally so He sent His son to die on the cross for the remission of our sins. The word of God warns us about the severity of committing sins within our bodies yet society as a whole endorses intimacy as a sport. What a joy to know that still through it all, we have a choice. We can stand as God created us and walk our purposed path of righteousness and reap the benefits of everlasting life. Or we can live a life feeling naked and ashamed.
The truth of the matter is, God’s word is clear and I am so glad that “although heaven and earth shall pass away, God’s word will not.” So if you are still cringing at the thought of this subject, ask yourself why and then take it to God in prayer.
Lana Moline is an integral part of the Blackloveandmarriage.com writing team, freelance writer and poet who lives in Ft. Worth with her three kids and husband Emile. Married 11 years, both media professionals have vowed to maintain integrity in all aspects of print and broadcast journalism.Visit her atLana Moline Speaks.