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Sex is natural and utterly profound. On the one hand, it is an ordinary physical act that has taken place since the beginning of time. And yet, it still remains otherworldly and mysterious.

Jesus walked the earth as a man and as God. His humanity and deity existed as one.

Sex holds a similar incarnation – a natural act that is simultaneously transcendent.

The Natural

Putting our bodies together is a basic and natural act. Even without much instruction we figure out how to put Tab A into Slot B. No advance degree is required.

Sex is also a messy and earthy act. It involves bodily functions, positions, and expressions that are otherwise unflattering – and secretions, spasms, and sounds that are undeniably physical.

Regardless of how sweet, loving, and beautiful an act might be, we cannot get away from the natural and messy realities of our sexual bodies.

The Transcendent

While we cannot escape the natural, sex is also transcendent. It goes beyond our everydayness and invites us into a realm of joy and delight.

Sex is ecstatic. For a moment, it allows us to stand outside of ourselves and experience the flow of life itself.

And maybe more than the mere pleasure of physical release, it is this experience of ecstasy that captivates us and keeps drawing us back.

Likewise, sex is always more than just sex – always more than just rubbing our bodies together.

A deeper meaning is being expressed even when we don’t have the words to describe it. This is why we don’t have sex with just anyone. Sex is sacred.

The Soul of Sex

We miss the heart of sex when it is limited to the natural and when its earthy realities are denied in a quest for transcendence.

When we embrace a sexual incarnation – the natural and transcendent qualities embodied as one – we move closer to the soul of sex and receiving the fullness of God’s gift to us.

Honor and celebrate your sexual incarnation.

Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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