For the majority of my life, I had framework for this extraordinary idea. In my religious circles, sex was what everybody thought about, but body talked about. I hope this book will start conversations. We Americans generally stink at controversial discussions and the subject of sacred sexuality is more than worthy of honest and open debate. Sex is at the heart of almost everything we do as human beings, and if it truly is the essence of existence, then it bears thoughtful and loving consideration among those of us who call ourselves spiritual. Some people will undoubtedly find portions of this book shocking. Others will think it is tame. It is in way intended to be a sex manual or a theological treatise. My wish is that it will cause all of us to examine closely our personal longings, our marriages, our relationships, and what we teach our children about sex.