Sexual Content in Christian Fiction

Of all the different types of content that has been ‘banned’ from being included in Christian fiction, I think the most controversial is sexual content. I think the main reason for this is that many worry putting sexual content in Christian fiction will endanger readers of Christian fiction by eliciting sexual thoughts/tendencies. As much as I understand where many people are coming from with this very legitimate attitude, I think if sexual content is placed in Christian fiction in a responsible manner, it can add to the story and reveal deeper truths about sin and possibly lead to redemption. In reality, how many of us struggle with sex, either in regards to behavior or thoughts? Sex is a natural, God-given gift, and it is one that is constantly abused and misunderstood by both Christians and non-Christians alike. I’m sure that all of us have someone in our circle of influence who is struggling with their own sexual vices. Whether we know of these struggles is a different story, but I guarantee you that sexual sin and the consequences of it reach more people than many of us know. Lately, I’ve noticed society becoming a more upfront (than usual) about sexuality. Sexual…

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