Wait What, God Designed Sex?

People magazine can put a half-naked woman on the cover of their magazines and claim she wins the most beautiful woman of the year award. Made in His Image says NO, that’s not true beauty. Modesty reveals a woman’s inner beauty for the world to see, while preserving her body for her husband in the holy sacrament of marriage. Our culture has lost this sense of sacredness for the human body and the marital embrace. Yes, you heard right! God Himself designed sex for a husband and wife to bring forth new life into this world, a sacred act reserved for marriage.

There is an exceeding amount of over sexualized behavior and immodesty in our culture. What this world needs is for women to stand up and embrace the beauty of the feminine genius, challenge men to be men of virtue and call society to a higher standard. A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies…charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” – Proverbs 31.

A woman is a mystery, and this is the way God designed her. And when a woman conducts herself in accordance with the way in which God created her, she reflects this beauty and appeal in a unique way.

At the core of every woman is the natural desire for respect. No woman desires to be mistreated, but in reality, when a woman dresses immodestly she is inviting disrespect upon herself. When she dresses in a revealing way, she is inviting others to notice her body, and possibly lust after what they see. But, when a woman dresses modestly she is protecting herself from being used, while concealing the beautiful mystery of her body. A man told me that women would be shocked if they were to enter the head of the average man in a crowded room of immodestly dressed women.

Women, who are the crowning of God’s creation play a unique role in reversing this tragedy. How? By embracing the strengths, essence and authentic value of womanhood. In his letter to women, Pope John Paul II refers to these unique characteristics of women as the feminine genius. What an exceedingly beautiful task we have been given!

In fact, woman has a genius all her own, which is vitally essential to both society and the Church. It is certainly not a question of comparing woman to man, since it is obvious that they have fundamental dimensions and values in common. However, in man and in woman these acquire different strengths, interests and emphases and it is this very diversity which becomes a source of enrichment. – Blessed John Paul II


8 thoughts on “Wait What, God Designed Sex?

  1. I was having a discussion about feminism with my mom yesterday. After touching on a hundred different reasons for the unattractiveness of the modern, often crude, American woman, I suddenly realized that what a good man wants in a woman is the TRUTH! We are swimming in a sea of false definitions of the feminine, and we hunger for a culture in which the true feminine identity is understood and desired. The sexual revolution is over, and some very evil men won — and modern feminists don’t even know it. It’s difficult to give a woman the respect and dignity she is due, when she rejects the very essence that makes her beautiful.

  2. Maura: How do you practice modesty? Especially in the summer time… What about at the beach or pool? I hear those times can be a real struggle for men…

  3. Hi Maura: Great post! I found it via NewAdvent.org. I plan to share this with my 7th grade daughter. She’s a very modest, devout sweet prayerful Catholic girl. God bless your efforts. Ave Maria, Michael

  4. As a Christian woman, I take exception to this. I believe that sex is not evil and that it is a healthy, necessary part of any marriage. Am I a whore in the eyes of God because I wear a low cut top or dance naked in front of my husband? I don’t believe so. You are quoting the New Testemant a lot, but you have totally forgotton Song of Solomon (Song of Songs), an entire book of the Old Testament devoted to singing the praises of a new wife’s sexy body. Why is dressing sexy or enjoying your body a bad thing? God gave it to me, why can’t I enjoy it? I don’t think that being a Christian woman means I have to wear turtlenecks in the summer or long skirts/pants all the time. We don’t live in those repressed times anymore. I am not ashamed of my body, and I don’t think God is either. The trick is finind the balance, and I don’t think you should be condemming women who are happily married, and don’t mind showing a little skin. I mean there are rapists, child molesters, murderers and terrorists out there. Worry about those. Don’t worry about your female neighbor’s boobies all the time. Geez.

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