However, marriage is also a blessing from God and it would be wrong to suggest that those who choose to get married and have a fulfilling sexual relationship within marriage are in some way inferior to the sexually abstinent.
Its founder, David Jay, says that being asexual can be isolating. 'A lot of asexual people feel disempowered or broken, wondering where they fit into society, especially since it can seem as though sex is necessary for happiness.' 'Socially, we've made sex an imperative,' says Paula Hall, a sexual psychotherapist for Relate.
Any sermon that teaches about sexual conduct might well focus on some of the above teachings and examples.
However, there are other much neglected parts of the Bible that explain quite clearly that marriage is actually not the ultimate ideal for those who can control their sexual urges or indeed those who do not have sexual urges at all. But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned.
I heard the woman calling Michael's name before he did. The woman, thirtyish and friendly-looking, was under-dressed for the cold October day and kept moving in place to keep herself warm. A member of the opposite sex was nerve-racking enough, and I figured that I was adding to his stress—that Michael feared I'd inadvertently reveal why I came to Boston to meet him.
" When she knew for sure it was him, she got louder, trying to make herself heard above the crowd exiting the subway station: ""Michael tensed up, as if preparing for the possibility that he'd have to flee. Michael's eyes darted back and forth, from the woman, to the dog, to me.