At The Legacy Institute, we believe it is critically important that we see the issue of sexuality clearly. Our vision is to bring to light God's truth as it pertains to our sexuality.
Sexual Integrity: A Whole Person Approach to Sexuality
We do not see sexuality merely as a physical act but rather, as a core part of our identity as a human person. We are sexual because God created us male or female. Our sexual nature, then, should be expressed throughout all of our being, in five aspects: physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual. When we express our sexuality fully in each area of life, we are integrated, or whole. We have sexual integrity. This integration creates a picture – or reflection – of God, who made man in His image (Genesis 1:26-27). Because sexuality is more than just physical, The Legacy Institute is committed to framing the issue of sexuality in light of the whole person. In doing so, we offer a blueprint for male and female wholeness, sexual clarity and a lifetime of healthy relationships. We call this the relationship model for sexual integrity.
Sexual Integrity as the Foundation for Healthy Families
We believe whole individuals build strong healthy families, which are the foundation for successful cultures. A clear understanding of the true purpose and meaning of sexuality is vital to the formation of whole, healthy families. Without sexual integrity, both family and cultural foundations erode and ultimately collapse. Since the beginning of civilization, this truth has been verified anthropologically across cultures and throughout centuries. A look at our current cultural norms helps us understand the need for sexual integrity:
- Sexual clarity, a clear understanding of the beauty and necessity of male and female differences in a progressive society, is being replaced by sexual confusion, the incorporation of “alternative” lifestyles that weaken healthy sexual identity and relationship formation.
- Marriage (the traditional, monogamous, lifelong model between a man and woman) is being weakened by sexual promiscuity, cohabitation and same-sex unions.
- Modesty, once both instinctive and protected, is being eroded by a steady stream of illicit images in the media, and through tacit parental endorsement of premature male/female relationships of their children.
- Children, historically viewed across all cultures a sign of divine blessing, are now often viewed as hindrances to personal fulfillment and global economic “progress.”
At The Legacy Institute, we believe the original design is far superior to the "replacement" models so we are committed restoring the vision of the truth of our sexuality by providing educational resources and services, based on our unique relationship model for sexual integrity, that offer positive alternatives to these destructive yet pervasive cultural trends.