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Sunday, September 11, 2016

In Case You Thought Mormons Hated Sex

Please understand that I am a little more than biased when it comes to my readers. I think they are just so awesome!

Inspite of prejudice or online anti-Mormon gossip, many (if not most) married Mormons have a very healthy and positive attitude toward sex and their own self-esteem as sexual beings. The difference between us and secular permissiveness?

To us sex is sacred, but sacred doesn't mean we you can't talk about it ever or have to repress our feelings about it.

On the contrary. In marriage, we celebrate our sexuality. We embrace it. We talk about it with reverence. We also teach our kids that we eliminate shame, embarrassment, regret, guilt, resentment, hurt, and or fear because we reserve its use for marriage. Instead, it gives us joy.

Listen to this fantastic statement from one of my readers:

"All our kids are teens and above now. We don't try to hide it or let them control our intimate life. We have a 'Do not Disturb' sign we hang on our bedroom doorknob and they know when it is there that they can either go further way, use headphones or put up with whatever they hear. Yes, they sometimes make a fuss about it being gross to know their parents are doing it, but that opens up a teaching moment to make sure they know that sex is a wonderful, normal, important part of marriage"

~ Anon