Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sex In Marriage

Say what you will about the Puritans, but they were at least not prudes when it came to sex: Sex In Marriage by Nathan W. Bingham | Ligonier Ministries Blog:
"The emphasis on romance within marriage (rather than in extramarital relations, as was common in the Middle Ages) has often been attributed to the Puritans. Herbert W. Richardson writes that “the rise of romantic marriage and its validation by the Puritans represents a major innovation within the Christian tradition.” And C. S. Lewis says, “The conversion of courtly love into romantic monogamous love was largely the work of… Puritan poets.”

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