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The Bible on Sexuality and Marriage - Amy Marga

Podcast discussion with Eric Barreto, Cameron Howard and Amy Marga. Article written by Amy Marga.

Adam and Eve and the Serpent (Notre Dame). Image credit: WikipediaThe Bible has quite a bit to say about sex. It depicts the benefits of human sexuality as well as its use as a tool of power that protects male honor. However, the only template for human sexuality in the Bible is God’s faithfulness to humanity as God’s covenant partner.

The Hebrew people gave sexual activity a worthy purpose: it was to provide families with children and increase Israel’s population. The author of Genesis pronounces to the first humans: “be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28). Because children were the noble goal of sex, it was a good activity. Contained

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