Series: Gender & Sexuality
Title: The Purpose and Pitfalls of Sex – Part Three
“The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.”
1 Corinthians 6:13
About 50 years ago, the sexual revolution began to gain momentum. The seeds for this had been sown about 100 years ago, particularly in the western world. This week, Author and Bible teacher, Charles Price, discusses the purpose and pitfalls of sex in a society that has become predominately subjective in moral attitude and behaviour, rather than objective in keeping with the word of God.
Earlier in this century and at the end of the last century, Sigmund Freud, considered the father of psychoanalysis, developed his theory of personality that has had a great impact in the area of sexuality, though his theories have been challenged. He stated that our behaviour is basically governed by a tension between two things. On the one hand, there is the ‘pleasure principle’. This is the driving force of the ego that seeks gratification of its needs, wants and urges, which includes hunger, thirst, anger and sex. If these needs are not met, the result is anxiety and tension.
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