A Case for Sexual Fidelity

Patricia Beattie Jung

Article Type: Word and World Lecture Series

Publication Date: 4/1/1994

Issue: Genesis (Vol. 14, No 2, Spring, 1994)

There is an enormous gap between the reality of people’s sexual lives and most conversations in the church about sexual fidelity. This gap could make one presume that ours is an especially sinful generation of Christians, or that this portion of the tradition should be radically reformed, if not abandoned. This analysis rests on an altogether different premise. Sexual fidelity is far from irrelevant to people’s lives, but that no adequate case for it has been made in our cultural context.

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