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The authors of Ethics of Sex aren’t afraid to challenge the tough issues of sexuality. From marriage to definitions of gender, they speak Gospel-centered truth in every chapter.

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Discover biblical answers to hot-topic issues.

Breaking through the noise of our hypersexualized Western culture, Ethics of Sex is a much-needed and masterful compilation that speaks to the nature of Christian sexual ethics as simultaneously positive and prohibitive. Ten distinct yet interrelated essays invite us back to a way of life in harmony with the Lord’s created order, an order that bears fruit in intimacy, compassion, love, and joy.

Embrace the wisdom and counsel of these words, reminding all that Jesus’ love for His Church forgives sexual sin and restores His people to fellowship in the kingdom of heaven—young or old, married or single. Our identity remains in Christ.

Essay topics include the following:

  • Male and female sex differences
  • Marriage
  • Polygamy
  • Contraception
  • Sex education
  • Self-pollution
  • Homosexuality
  • Transgenderism


“Ultimately, these essays invite us to attend again to the way that Christ’s love for His Church works forgiveness, healing, reconciliation, and new life, not only in the area of ethics, but in every way.”

(From the Introduction)

Ethics of Sex is a remarkable book. It is biblically faithful, theologically sound, and above all, Christ-centered. While the authors responsibly draw from fields such as science and psychology, they constantly return to the cross, emphasizing themes such as forgiveness, healing, and reconciliation. Christians across denomination lines will appreciate this book for its winsome style, pastoral tone, and Kingdom focus.”
—Dr. David W. Jones, Professor of Christian Ethics, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
“The authors of these essays provide informed, convicted comment and godly counsel on a variety of topics often avoided in discussions of sexual ethics.”
—Rev. Dr. Thomas V. Aadland, Dean of the Theological Faculty, Matongo Lutheran Theological College

“Informed, convicted comment and godly counsel on a variety of topics.”

—Rev. Dr. Thomas V. Aadland, Dean of the Theological Faculty, Matongo Lutheran Theological College

“Will help open dialogue around topics that are far too often ignored.”

Rev. Bart Day, Executive Director, The Office of National Mission, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

“Addresses the questions that our young people simply can’t help but ask.”

Rev. Marcus T. Zill, LCMS Director of Campus Ministry & LCMSU


Rev. Dr. Gifford A. Grobien

Rev. Dr. Gifford A. Grobien (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is an assistant professor of systematic theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, where he has served since 2012. He teaches and researches in the area of Christian ethics. Recent publications include “Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: The Triumph of Culture?” Concordia Theological Quarterly 79, nos. 3–4, and “The Christian Voice in the Civil Realm,” Concordia Theological Quarterly 78, nos. 3–4. Prior to his call to the seminary, he was assistant pastor at Emmaus Lutheran Church in South Bend, Indiana, from 2006 to 2012.

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