Sexual Integrity: A Whole Person Approach to Sexuality
We do not see sexuality merely as a physical act but rather, as a core part of our identity as a human person. We are sexual because God created us male or female. Our sexual nature, then, should be expressed throughout all of our being, in five aspects: physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual. When we express our sexuality fully in each area of life, we are integrated, or whole. We have sexual integrity. This integration creates a picture – or reflection – of God, who made man in His image (Genesis 1:26-27). Because sexuality is more than just physical, The Legacy Institute is committed to framing the issue of sexuality in light of the whole person. In doing so, we offer a blueprint for male and female wholeness, sexual clarity and a lifetime of healthy relationships. We call this the Relationship Model for Sexual Integrity.
Sexual Integrity as the Foundation for Healthy Families
We believe whole individuals build strong healthy families, which are the foundation for successful cultures. A clear understanding of the true purpose and meaning of sexuality is vital to the formation of whole, healthy families. Without sexual integrity, both family and cultural foundations erode and ultimately collapse. Since the beginning of civilization, this truth has been verified anthropologically across cultures and throughout centuries. A look at our current cultural norms helps us understand the need for sexual integrity:
- Sexual clarity, a clear understanding of the beauty, power and necessity of male and female differences is being replaced by sexual confusion, the incorporation of “alternative” lifestyles and gender confusion that weaken healthy sexual identity and relationship formation.
- Marriage (the biblical, monogamous, lifelong relationship between one man and one woman) is weakened by sexual promiscuity, cohabitation and same-sex marriage. Modesty, once both instinctive and protected, is eroded by a steady stream of illicit images in the media, and through tacit parental endorsement of premature male/female relationships of their children.
- Children, historically viewed across all cultures as a sign of divine blessing, are now often viewed as hindrances to personal fulfillment and global economic “progress.”
At The Legacy Institute, we believe the original design is far superior to the replacement models. We are committed to promoting God's divine design of our sexuality by providing educational resources, events and radio teaching based on our unique Relationship Model for Sexual Integrity.