There is so much more the church can do to celebrate sexual relationships. Sex should be talked about in the church. We won’t always get it exactly right, but I personally think it’s important to begin starting conversations somewhere.
But the more I’ve consumed content by artists like Lil Nas X, the more I realize the church and some of the puritanical standards I parroted end up creating a special kind of hell on earth for those on the receiving end of that condemnation.
When the focus is shifted to “okay, but how does this affect us?” it misses the whole point of who it truly affects.
We are living, sentient beings, full of life and wonder, and the way we treat each other should go some way in to reflecting that wonder.
Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God.