. . . to short-circuit one’s sexuality is to block one’s spiritual growth. When we realize that, first and foremost spirituality expresses inherent human capacities, we realize spiritual growth requires psychological integration, including especially sexual integration. For this reason integration of one’s sexuality is so urgent a human challenge. For this reason myopic condemnation of sexual variations is so very destructive to people. But with modern psychology we have only recently realized these facts. Now we understand why sexual ethics is truly a matter of the soul.

Daniel A. Helminiak
in "Science and Religion, Reason and Faith, Sex and Spirituality"


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