By: Deshna Ubeda
We live in a time of extremes. Extreme sexual carelessness and extreme sexual prejudice. Unfortunately, the Bible has been used falsely as a weapon of hate and exclusion and people claiming to be followers of Jesus' teachings let their fear and ignorance justify their dehumanizing of others. Frankly, Jesus would be horrified with what much of the world has done with his message of love. We hope to remind people and inform people what his true message was. He stood up against exclusion, tyranny, violence, and hate. So do we.
We hope you can help us continue to spread a message of love, inclusion, and openness. We have been gifted as humans with intelligence. Let us use it to educate others without judgment and to continue to question and evolve. We are all one people, we are all breathing and exchanging the same energy. With our bodies we can express our love in a sacred way. With our words and open arms, we can live as Jesus did. Separate from no one. Respectful of all, including our own bodies, minds and souls.
There are many different ways to express our love, sex being just one. Do we take the time to really make our partners feel known, seen, and respected? Do we talk about the difference between sexual intercourse and sacred sex with our teenagers? Do we talk about how different people desire different types of sexual expression with different types of partners and how that is ok? Or do we keep that all locked up in our minds and fantasies, behind closed doors?
Kids today mostly see one kind of sex- the kind that occurs between casual partners that are too young to really understand what they are dealing with. What would change in our society if we sat down and really talked about sacred sex? What would happen if that was just as prevalent as skinny young models posing in sexual positions?
Sex is still a topic that needs to be widely discussed in the home, the church, and among friends. We need to talk about how women are still disrespected, how people of different sexual orientation are outcast and hated. When we see the true spirit within each other and know that we are not separate from anyone- sacred sex can and should exist, and no one is excluded from our love.
For more on this topic, check out this months eBulletin!