We Are Members of His Body
Sexual ethics, and a high standard of sexual integrity, are so vital. It is vital because it isn't just a petty taboo.
1 Corinthians 6 is a theology of the human body. It is gospel reasoning in favor of high standards of sexual integrity. The reason Christians need to be very careful with sexual behavior and follow God's path scrupulously is not because sex is icky, but instead because the risen Christ inhabits our very bodies.
Take a look at 1 Corinthians 6. It is borderline embarrassing! It is saying that the risen Christ inhabits our very sexuality. The reason we want to obey the Lord with our sexuality is not that he is far removed from it, but rather because he is so intimately involved with all that we are.
The whole duty and calling of every human being who has ever lived is to love God with heart, mind, soul, and strength.
If the Bible is telling us the truth about reality, then the universe we live in was created primarily with marital romance in mind.
What are the essential wisdom perspectives that Scripture gives us that enable us to have realistic expectations for our marriage?