Hyped up sexuality—a Christianized perversion

May 6, 2013

Credit -- Florian Vincent, Wikimedia Commons

Credit -- Florian Vincent, Wikimedia Commons

The troubling focus on the sexuality of women, even by—or especially by—preachers who claim to be Christian, contrasts with how the Song of Solomon values physical beauty and sexual intimacy, Sara Wenger Shenk’s blog points out this week. “How might a man speak of his wife as a partner in mission rather than as a desirable object? How would lauding his wife’s vocation to serve God as a mother, professional, or neighbor be different from describing her as a play-thing?” she asks in her post, Hyped up sexuality—a Christianized perversion, on Practicing Reconciliation.