'...sex is never just about sex. Rather, one's beliefs about sex, gender and marriage mediate their broader views of life. The meaning we attribute sexuality is inseparable from the stories we live by, the wounds we have received, and the relationships we have (or do not have). The contemporary debates over sexuality, therefore, are not ultimately conflicts about what happens under the covers but are a collision of world views.'
Jeremy R Treat, 'Sexuality and the Church: How Pastoral Ministry Shapes a Theology of Sexuality' in Beauty, Order and Mystery: A Christian Theology of Human Sexuality (Edited Hiestand & Wilson), p.46.