'...the greater part of sexuality is "affective" or "social" sexuality. Affective sexuality describes our fundamental need for relational, rather than strictly sexual, intimacy across a broad range of nurturing friendships. The challenge for Christian identity and daily living is to express our sexual energy in line with this divine purpose, thereby resisting our culture's misdirection of sexual desire into desire for sex or consumer goods. We need this deep range of deep and diverse relationships - with parents, friends, and elders - to properly affirm our personhood and sexuality. These networks of connections are important for single and married people alike.'
Jonathan Grant, Divine Sex, p.158.