God’s Gift: Human Sexuality

Human sexuality is one of the most beautiful gifts ever given by God to His creation. Join us as we explore the magnificent beauty and profoundness of this gift to discover God’s love, truth, and life.

Love

In this section, explore the biblical meaning of true love in its different dimensions and as expressed in human sexuality.

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Truth

This section provides articles on what the Bible, the source of truth, says on the topic of human sexuality.

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Life

In this section, explore articles addressing practical aspects of human sexuality that lead to an abundant life.

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When Did God Create Love, Sex, and Marriage? What Was It Like?

Have you ever wondered about the origins of love, sex, and marriage? The Bible offers a fascinating account of how God created human sexuality and what it was like in the beginning. Let’s explore the divine origins of human sexuality.

Navigating Masturbation: a Consideration for Christians

If you are a person of faith, you should continue reading this because you believe in a Creator God, and as such, you are interested in what the Bible, the Word of God, has to say about how you live your life. If you are not a person of faith but are somewhat curious about what the Bible says about how you live your life, then you may also benefit from reading this.

Beyond Abstinence: Presenting God’s Ideal for Sexual Intimacy

It was the first night of teen camp. As camp pastor, I led the nightly Bible study. The camp director instructed me to let the campers choose the topic; so I gathered my eager students around and popped the question: “What would you like to study?”

Pornography: A Rising Phenomenon

From the time we wake, our senses are bombarded with images and sounds from our phones, television, internet, and news outlets. Much is positive, but some are harmful, exposing us to ideas and images that we would not naturally choose.

Advice From an Adventist Single: How I am learning to be emotionally content in my season of singleness

I had come to church seeking to draw closer to God. Instead, I got a recommendation to draw closer to someone whose character and behavior I knew would lead me much farther from God than I ever wanted to be. Instead of being uplifted toward God, I was revolted by the suggestion.

Homosexuality and the Bible: What is at stake in the current debate

The sexual distinction between male and female is fundamental to what it means to be human. Humankind-in-fellowship as male and female is fundamental to what it means to be in the image of God.

Stories

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Linda

When I was born, my mother was conflicted about having a daughter instead of a son. As a young child, my mom’s unspoken desire influenced my life, and my mother and I never fully connected emotionally. I remember feeling frustrated by her expectations…

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Joshua

From a young age, I was extremely insecure about my looks and my personality. My hobbies and interests were considered more feminine, and I envied and admired the more masculine guys who seemed so confident around the girls. To complicate matters, I was exposed to pornography at age 7.

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Samuel

As a child, Samir knew he was gay. Attracted to other young boys, he began experimenting sexually with his playmates but never talked about it. Growing up in a Muslim country…

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Resources

Videos

Here you will find a growing number of videos featuring engaging panel discussions, biblically-based sermons, practical interviews, and more. All address human sexuality issues with compassion and clarity.

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Books

This section features recommended reading for all ages, addressing various aspects of human sexuality from a compassionate, biblical, and practical aspect. Check back often as the list continues to grow.

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Documents

The Seventh-day Adventist Church takes seriously what the Bible says regarding human sexuality. Here you will find a number of biblically-based official statements, guidelines, and documents on various aspects of human sexuality. 

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Q&A

What’s the big deal with homosexuality? The older people in my church often refer to homosexuality as a sin. Why would it be a sin if God made a person that way?

What’s the big deal with homosexuality? The older people in my church often refer to homosexuality as a sin. Why would it be a sin if God made a person that way? Isn’t God and the Bible all about love? So why should it make a difference who a person loves? Does God really expect someone to live without love for their entire life if they were born homosexual? This doesn’t seem fair. What do you think? 

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Is being homosexual something that you are born with (genetic)?

This is a question to which science has not been able to provide a definitive answer. However, we have this inspired counsel from Ellen White: “Those who put their trust in Christ are not to be enslaved by any hereditary or cultivated habit or tendency. Instead of being held in bondage to the lower nature, they are to rule every appetite and passion. God has not left us to battle with evil in our own finite strength. Whatever may be our inherited or cultivated tendencies to wrong, we can overcome through the power that He is ready to impart.” (Ministry of Healing, pp. 174, 175).


If I love someone, what’s wrong with expressing that love through sexual intimacy, regardless of being married to them or not?

The Bible says decisions whether to have sex before marriage and when to have sex in marriage are not based upon how you feel; don’t make decisions based upon your emotions, and never underestimate the power of feelings. There are feelings that are misplaced and there are feelings that are misinterpreted. Misplaced feelings are giving God-ordained passions the wrong assignment.

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