Since people are infinitely valuable because God made us in His image, that is a slap in the face whether we realize it or not.The Christian perspective is that the purpose of sex is relational, with pleasure as the by-product.He designed men’s and women’s body parts to complement each other.
But the Bible elevates sexuality as God’s gift to us that is both sacred and mysterious.
The one-flesh union of sex is a picture of the way two souls are joined together into a shared life.
In fact, we could say that sex is like solder that is used to fuse two pieces of metal together.
The other big purpose for sex, emotional and physical intimacy, is only possible within marriage.
In his little gem of a book called What God Says About Sex, Eric Elder says that intimacy really means “into-me-see.” It is only safe to reveal the fullness of who we are, “warts and all,” to someone who loves us and has committed to be faithful and supportive “till death do us part.” The fullest experience and freedom of sex is found within the marriage bed, which God says to keep holy or set apart.