I've been catching up on my reading, and wanted to share my thoughts on a couple of articles that are closely related to each other. The first, "Naked Men" by Marc Barnes, is centered on what happens when we totally eroticize the human form. The second, "What Makes a Relationship?" by Kaitlyn Elisabet Bonsell, is a feature article that ran here on BreakPoint this summer. It's about the sexualizing of human relationships in general, and the objectification of the human body.
Making everything about sex is the result of secular naturalism. By denying God and His design for human sexuality, our society made way for the sexual revolution.
As a result of sexual liberation, we are witnessing and experiencing the proliferation of harmful sexual desires and altogether weird behaviors.
And secularists aren't the only misinformed ones. Some Christians have have a dualistic understanding of humanity and the created world. They deny the goodness of the material world, including our bodies and sexual desire, placing the spiritual world ahead of the natural world.
Their skewed understanding doesn't work either. God created life and called it good. He created man and then woman and deemed His work very, very good. Because of both secularism and dualism/gnosticism, humans have become uncomfortable with the natural order, and with their bodies. But it doesn't have to stay that way.
You might be interested in viewing John Stonestreet's four-part series on Sexual Brokenness. John has been discussing how our warped understanding of human sexuality has hurt people everywhere, part four will include a segment on ways we can fix our brokenness.
Perhaps after making some major repairs to our understanding of human sexuality, we all might be more comfortable in our own skin.