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From the September 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal

What is the right metaphysical interpretation of consummating a marriage, and what spiritual truth can bring harmonious sexual relationship in a Christian marriage?—A READER IN SUNA MIGORI, KENYA


The traditional formula for consummating a marriage requires a legal ceremony and sexual intercourse—coming from the idea that marriage is primarily for producing legally recognized offspring. But legalism sparsely feeds the heart. It neglects the satisfaction of Soul, and makes sexual expression just something else on a checklist for human living—sometimes delightful, sometimes emotionally painful.

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