Extra Virgin :: Having Sex Makes Babies
I just wanted to add one more comment to the conversation we’ve been having about birth control.
When God created sex, he made it with great care and with purpose, and it’s impossible to deny that having a baby is one of the purposes of sex. We can get so enamored with the other effects of sex—pleasure, bonding, etc.—that we often forget that the entire biological purpose behind the sexual act is reproductive.
So we see that when God created sex, he intended it for procreation. Since we know that marriage (and sex) are meant to give us a picture of Christ and the Church, then an important aspect of having godly sexuality is to communicate the creative nature of the love of God. Whenever and wherever God loves, something beautiful and new will come into existence. And while sex doesn’t always have to lead to procreation, it can’t be denied that God’s vision for sex includes the possibility of procreation.
Love should make more love. It should overflow until it spreads, blessing the community.
With that in mind, here are some ways you could practice this principle in your marriage ::
- Have a baby :)
- Never practice nor support abortion
- Adopt or foster children
- Mentor a child or young adult
- Lead people to Christ through your love and clear communication of the gospel
- Disciple new Christians
- Donate money or volunteer at an organization that provide medical care and support to women with an unintended pregnancy
- Practice hospitality in your home
- Serve your church or your community as a couple
What are your thoughts? Have you thought about the procreational nature of sex? Do you agree with my conclusions? Why do you think God created sex the way he did?
(Photo by Priscilla Du Preez)