Editor’s note: Dave is teaching one of those completely false and very harmful ideas in the world of Evangelical Christianity that I’ve seen again and again in Quiverfull: That any sex outside of marriage somehow creates some sort of soul bond. Of which there is exactly zero supporting evidence. This thing about how breakups with a lover are much harder than with any other type of relationship is just ridiculous. Some of the worst pain I’ve seen in others or experienced myself in the ending of relationships were in those relationships that had no sex involved at all. Like your former brothers and sisters in your past church treating you badly because you wanted to leave.
Sex isn’t just a physical act; it’s a sacred, spiritual act as well.
When we reduce sex only to an act of physical pleasure, we’re “using” our partner instead of truly loving him/her. We’re also creating a bond with this person that goes far beyond the physical. This is why there is so much pain, confusion and heartbreak involved in broken relationships with sexual partners that don’t exist with other kinds of relationships. This is also one of the many reasons why casual sex and/or prostitution is ALWAYS a bad idea.
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