Spirituality and Sexuality – ‘In This Image’

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.   Genesis1:31 (NIV)


Spirituality and Sexuality – Some view them as repellent to each other as oil is to water, ‘They do not go together,’  they claim.

 Yet, we are, in our humanity, both spiritual and sexual beings.  “So God created humankind in God’s own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Gen 1:27; )  It is by God’s design that we are both spiritual and sexual. We can’t be one without the other. 

  Like the  Live Oaks trees in the picture above, we are of the physical, rooted in the earth which nourishes us to grow strong and upright toward the light.   The earth nourishes us both physically and spiritually, offering us glimpses of the nature of God. Who among us has not seen the divine as we witness the birth of another being, walk a forest path, climb a mountain, or contemplate a sunset? Like the earth, sexuality offers us glimpses of the divine – who among us hasn’t seen the divine in our soulmates eyes, or cried out to God in our lovemaking?  If it were not for the love of God, could we express the love we physically share?  

We are rooted in the earth, which nourishes us, just like the trees. Yet, we seek the spiritual, growing toward the light of God.

 Sexuality and Spirituality, God created us in this image “…saw all that he had made, and it was very good…” (Gen.1:31)


Note: This is an “encore post” first published last year.



2 thoughts on “Spirituality and Sexuality – ‘In This Image’

  1. I believe that God woul not have endowed us with both spirituality and sexuality if God hadn’t intended for them to “go togehter”. Compartmentalizing them cuases great harm to our well being. A good place to begin exploring the integration of spirituality and sexuality is the classic, “Embodiment: An Approach to Sexuality and Christian Theology” by James B. Nelson. I hope you will consider reading this great work.

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