Habemus Altare
Principles of Christian Sexuality
  1. Membership in the Christian community is in no way limited by purity codes.
  2. Christians must respect the sexual property of others and practice detachment from their own.
  3. Where, in late antiquity, sexual property belonged to the family through the agency of the male householder, in our own era it belongs to the individual.
  4. The gospel can discern no inequality between men and women as they stand before God’s grace.
  5. Marriage creates a union of flesh, normally indissoluble except by death.
  6. The Christian’s sexual life and property are always subordinate to the reign of God.

 - Bill Countryman (Professor of New Testament at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, California) in Dirt, Greed, and Sex: Sexual Ethics in the New Testament and their Implications for Today (p. 240-3)