Thursday, April 25, 2013

My Love Dare: Day 32

"The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband" ~ 1 Corinthians 7:3

Day 32: Love meets sexual needs

Yep - we're going there.  Let's all act like grown ups here...

Sex was created by God as a bond and a blessing for husband and wife. Two becoming one flesh in an act of love. 

Physical love is obviously not the only aspect of a solid marriage, but it is an important one.


Sex is not a weapon.  It is not a bargaining tool.  It is not a reward.   It should not be withheld or given in response to whether or not your spouse is behaving in a way you like or doing what you want.

Sex is a way of giving yourself to your spouse to meet his needs.  Just as your spouse is to meet your needs.  It is a way to express honor and endearment to each other.

If one partner values its importance more than the other - the unity of the marriage can feel unbalanced and in danger of tipping over completely.  Honesty and understanding of each others sexual needs are crucial to a confident lasting marriage.  There has to be an agreed upon middle ground.  One found with patience, thoughtfulness, and selflessness.

When the intimacy of marriage is acted out in the right way, for the right reasons - this is truly God's plan for marriage.  The two united in one flesh.  United in His love.

TODAY'S DARE: IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, TRY TO INITIATE SEX WITH YOUR HUSBAND OR WIDE TODAY.  DO THIS IN A WAY THAT HONORS WHAT YOUR SPOUSE HAS TOLD YOU (OR IMPLIED TO YOU) ABOUT WHAT THEY NEED FROM YOU SEXUALLY.  ASK GOD TO MAKE THIS ENJOYABLE FOR BOTH OF YOU AS WELL AS A PATH TO GREATER INTIMACY.
 
Some things are not meant to be shared on the Internet; but should be kept sacred between a husband and wife. 'Nuf said...

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