Every one of us is a part of a family; each one with varying degrees of health and/or dysfunction. The messages and expectations in the context of sex have been passed down from one generation to the next. For some it was the constant barrage of “Don’t do it…” rooted in fear of pregnancy, shame on the family, or other messages of guilt. It’s a marked contrast between the joy and celebration of sex seen in Song of Solomon 5 and the absence of guilt and shame as seen in Genesis 2. A family is responsible to create an environment where sex, in the context of a committed covenant relationship, is normal and appropriate. It’s time to break the dysfunctional chains that keep us from experiencing satisfaction in our own relationships and keep us from passing on a healthy view of sex to emerging generations.