We were in our twenties, both Christians and from similar church and family backgrounds in the UK.
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From the earliest days of our marriage, we struggled with sex. So, as we tucked ourselves into bed one evening, I finally found the courage to ask the question I felt morally obliged to offer.
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Over the coming months, our marriage and sex life progressed through psychosexual therapy and. The experience was undoubtedly positive and our relationship has since gone from strength to strength.
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Then, there was the lack of sex education. Another thing that reinforced my ignorance was the belief that my body was a temporary, and ultimately expendable, part of. This might sound ridiculous, but I believed that physical pain was something you put up with and could hopefully eventually escape. So, I endured entirely avoidable pain both during and after sex. Once I read various books by Tom Wright and Paula Gooder, I realized my body was a part of me—to be enjoyed, celebrated, and fully reconciled.
After that epiphany, caring for my sexual function no longer seemed an indulgent waste of time. My Christian upbringing never drew a strong link between sex and play. Instead, sex in marriage had been framed as a very sacred and serious affair.
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After I mentioned that my husband and I had done sex therapy, people started asking me about it. One of my most-read posts is an open letter to an unnamed Christian couple considering sex therapy.
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People in the US sometimes ask how my husband and I found a therapist. But undoubtedly, God worked through our therapist.
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I want us to discuss sex as a form of play and integrate this idea into a body-positive theology and worldview. I want to hear marriage discussed as a partnership between equals that requires free and mature consent at its outset.
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