1% erotica

There are 1,189 chapters in the Bible.

Of these, roughly 1% are about marital intimacy.

If we count Genesis 2, Proverbs 5, all 8 chapters of the Song of Songs, 1 Corinthians 7 and several other disjoint verses in the Bible, we have approximately 12 chapters dedicated to eroticism in marriage.


That 1% is significant. Most churches and Christians seem to wish it were 0%, while a tiny few act like that percent were 75.

God’s absolute genius never ceases to amaze me. There’s a reason it’s not 0%, nor 2% but 1% of his word that’s erotic in nature.

He knows our frame, that we are but dust. He knows our nature, and has given us just the right amount we can handle.

We need to celebrate the 1%. Talk about it. Savor it. Not view it as a stumbling block, as my Puritanical former roommate does. Of course, 1% shouldn’t become 100%, but reducing it to 0% insults God, because it questions, challenges and fails to appreciate his gift of sex.

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