Scripture clearly shows that we were formed in gods

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God’s image and that God was pleased with His creations and that when He blessed themthat He told them to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth (Genesis 1:26-28 English Standard Version). It was within this frame work that the Gift of Sex (2003) demonstrates that our sexuality was always a part of God’s plan and that maleness and femaleness our basic sexuality was not an afterthought of evolution, no it was a gift 3
BOOK CRITIQUEcreated and bestowed upon God’s creations at the moment of their creation. (Penner & Penner, 2003, p. 20). The only logical correlation that can be drawn from this concept is that it is clear that God created the human race with a particular model or design in mind. (Penner & Penner, 2003, p. 21The bonds of wedlock include the joining of two persons and the Gift of Sex (2003) takes great pains to address the that within the confines of marriage sexuality is a total body process that involves more that then body it encompasses the emotions, spirit and the will, as well thus allowing the couple to offer themselves completely to each other. (Penner & Penner, 2003, p. 22). The symbolism of sexual union between a husband and wife is used throughout scripture to show the spiritual union between God and man. (Penner & Penner, 2003, p. 23). The Gift of Sex (2003) demonstrates that in the beginning Adam and Eve had a completely open relationship they were naked and yetunashamed that is until sin entered the picture and created a barrier between then they discovered their nakedness and hide themselves from the sight of God (Penner & Penner, 2003, p. 23), thereby beginning a long process of sexual repression, completely contradicting God’s original plans which would have allowed for those who choose to be joined to be totally committed to each other giving themselves to each other in an expression of sexual exploration that would be ecstatic, frantic, intense, this is also seen as how their relationship would God should also be, that is in the sense that we lose ourselves with the embrace of God just as we lose ourselves in the embrace of our partners the two become one in other words (Penner & Penner, 2003, p. 23). The Bible clearly states that sexuality is for the pleasure of a relationship and that sex was created for unity, procreation and pleasure (Penner & Penner, 2003, p. 27) and in this light the 4
BOOK CRITIQUEauthors bring forth the Song of Solomon which “contains some of the most beautiful and erotic poetry ever written.” (Penner & Penner, 2003, p. 27) within its passages we can seethat we are not to hold back from our passionate feelings, no in fact we should express them within our relationship, we are to allow them to flow freely so that we can fully experience the true pleasure of two persons who are joined together within the bonds of wedlock. The Gift of Sex (2003) shows the reader that the concept of a full loving sexual relationship within marriage is something that God desires for us, “We are expected to give ourselves to each other in marriage…” (Penner & Penner, 2003, p. 30) for the

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