Does Singleness Waste My Sexuality?

Author:
Sam Allberry
Date:
February 22, 2023
Type:

A thoughtful and helpful reflection on celibacy.

"If we are to live lives of celibacy, does that mean our sexuality is now playing no active role in our lives? Are people like me wasting our sexuality by not giving expression to our sexual desires? If so, it seems odd that this vital aspect of our humanity is now seemingly redundant. If God made us sexual beings, how can it be good that we don’t in any way fulfill that aspect of who we are? Our married friends can feel satisfied that they’re honoring their sexual feelings, giving expression to them in a godly way and in the proper context of marriage, and thereby honoring their sexuality as it points beyond itself to its ultimate referent in Christ. It is understandable to think this way. I have done so myself at various points, and regularly meet people who still do, especially singles."

https://www.crossway.org/articles/does-singleness-waste-my-sexuality/

Image: Photo by Keenan Constance on Unsplash

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