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The original purpose of sex, as seen from the Garden of Eden, was for recreation, or companionship.
This is the primary purpose of sex, it's why God created sex. Of course, procreation is another purpose of sex, by which we are given children to rear.
Sexual problems can plague relationships both before and after marriage.
In a society that puts so much emphasis on outward sexual expression, it's no wonder that sex is a major contributor to relationships gone bad.
True love, as it is described in Philippians 1:9-12, is enduring, kind, faithful, and hopeful.
It is never jealous, conceited, unmannerly, irritable, self-seeking, demanding its rights, it never takes pleasure in injustice, and it never fades. Perhaps one of the major causes of failed relationship is the speed and extent of involvement before love has time to gel.
God made us as physical, spiritual, and sexual beings.
It's completely natural for teenagers to become attracted to the opposite sex, and for young adults to contemplate marriage.
Potential marriage partners should first establish their relationship spiritually, before they start a physical relationship.Too often, a couple "falls in love" too quickly and emotionally.The circumstances can be deceptive, although they seem perfect.Thus, follow the principles of chastity before marriage, and physical faithfulness after marriage.God instituted the divine institution of marriage when he brought Eve to Adam.