Sex was part of God’s good perfect creation. It was his stamp of approval on the intimate relationship between Adam and Eve before their sin (Gn 2:24-25). But just as sin has blemished the rest of creation, so sin and evil blemished the rest of this gift from God (3:7).
Today, God want Christians to enjoy sex within the confines of marriage. Sex remains part of God’s good creation, a blessing for those who live in faithful, monogamous relationship. We might think of it as God’s special wedding gift. sexuality becomes tainted if we misuse it. The Bible’s guidelines on sex are meant to protect us from misusing God’s gift and abusing each other.
Premarital and extramarital sex hurt us and continue the effects of sin in our lives. God’s grace can forgive and heal, but the consequences of sexual sin can last a lifetime.