In our culture we have a strange habit of simultaneously glorifying sex whilst degrading it’s meaning and beauty. Sometimes in Christian circles we go too far the opposite way where sex is taboo and it’s meaning and beauty are exalted to the detriment of our understanding of how sex, like everything else on earth, often has silent echoes of the fall. Sometimes we can selfishly desire our own pleasure more than focusing on the other person; we don’t have the wisdom to always know what will best please the other person in each exact moment; our bodies aren’t always the most conducive to sexual intimacy.
Be patient with yourself. Give yourself time. If you aren’t doing okay at the moment, don’t tell yourself that you aren’t doing good enough, or that you’re not being a good follower of Jesus. Give yourself some grace, and be kind to yourself.
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