What Is Celibacy & Why Christians Should Abstain From Sex Before Marriage, According To The Bible

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Celibacy Vs. Sex Before Marriage, According To The Bible Scripture

If you see sex as just another action you do with your partner then it won’t mean anything.

There is a different perspective, a lot of the science surrounding sex shows that humans (especially women) experience sex as an act of intimacy.

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Dr. Sal Raichbach is a psychologist that articulates how sex leads to bonding and trust.

It makes sense since you are doing something that you won’t be doing with the majority of people you meet.

It is naturally not in humans instinct to get married though.

The reason why we have this is really based on the scripture:

“But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.” Corinthians 7:2

What this scripture articulates is that there is immorality to your soul when you commit sexual urges outside of your commitment not only to your partner but to God. This is not to say that marriage is all doom and gloom.

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There’s much more than the Bible says about marriage. First being that sex inside a marriage is amazing.

It’s generally seen that religious people are persuaded away from sex entirely, but it’s almost the opposite when you’re talking about it from a marital perspective.

Couples generally speaking need some level of sex to keep the relationship going.

The Bible doesn’t shame couples from having sex, it says pretty bluntly in these scriptures.

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First, the most obvious example is found during the time of Adam and Eve, when they were in the Garden of Eden.

“Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it.” God wants you to bring kids into this world to share his message."Genesis 1:27–28

The next is that God knows that men need women just as much as women need men. As stated in Genesis 2:18 “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

1. Genesis 2:25

“..both naked and were not ashamed.”

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2. Proverbs 5:18–19

"Rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love."

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3. Hebrews 13:4

"Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled."

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The Bible says that it’s a man's job to make his woman happy. That as a man one of your jobs is to make your woman want to stay in a marriage. This job is to keep a relationship going.

A relationship is generally 50/50. If someone’s giving 5 while the other is giving a 40 then that’s a 45. A 45 is an F, which is why it’s important for a man and woman to help each other.

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4. Corinthians 7:3-4

"The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise, the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does."

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Steven Hall is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, and relationship topics.