- A Pastor has written a book adding that it is not wrong for single Christians to have sex as long as it’s mutually pleasurable and maintained
- The pastor’s teachings are contrary to traditional Christian teaching which urges individuals to refrain from pre-marital sex
According to Christian Post, Romleigh McCleneghan said single Christians can have sex as long as it’s mutually pleasurable and maintained.
In her book, Good Christian Sex the pastor says no one should be forced to refrain if they find themselves single by circumstance.
McCleneghan backs up her argument saying single Christians don’t need to refrain from sex to remain pure since being chaste is all about self-discipline.
The Pastor argues “many women and men love sex, and need it. We need bodily pleasure, remember and the abundant life for them will involve seeking out relationships of mutual pleasure,”
The pastor who is a married mother of 3 argues that single people can be faithful in unmarried, sexual relationships if they exercise self-control.
She explains further “If we refrain from having sex that isn’t mutually pleasurable and not maintained, that doesn’t respect the sacred worth of ourselves and our partners,”
McCleneghan believes it is not fair to ask single Christians who haven’t been called to a life of celibacy to abstain from sexual intercourse when both men and women need sex.
“Chastity, or just sex, requires that whether we are married or unmarried, our sex lives restrain our egos, restrain our desire for physical pleasure when pursuing it would bring harm to self or other,” she added.
The pastor teachings are contrary to many Christian teachings which urge unmarried individuals to abstain until marriage and go against the Christian belief that advises against pre-marital sex.
Sex outside marriage is seen as a sin among Christians, which will lead sinners to hell.