Sex and the Christian Couple

Sex and the Christian Couple

What’s okay—and what’s not—in a Christian marriage?


What does the Bible have to say about sex within marriage? Should we feel guilt over some of the things we do? How can we know what sexual activities are okay and what aren’t?

Using MARRIAGE PARTNERSHIP’s article "Christian Sex Rules," we’ll examine issues many Christians wonder about but seldom discuss regarding sex within marriage.

Note: This study is best used in a men’s or women’s group, or for a couple to read and discuss together.

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Genesis 2:19-25; 1 Corinthians 7:3-5; Ephesians 5:21-28; Philippians 4:8


• Identify the Current Issue

• Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: God forbids a few particular sexual activities.

Teaching point two: God wants sexual activity to be mutually agreed upon and enjoyable.

Teaching point three: God desires that sex be complete and part of a healthy marriage relationship.

• Apply Your Findings

• Recommended Resources


Christian Sex Rules, by Louis and Melissa McBurney (Spring 2001, 12 printed pages)

Total number of pages

  • Word Document
  • SMG-BS0123-D