Tuesday, September 01, 2009
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Love meets sexual needs…
Genesis 2:24 says that the man and his wife are to become one flesh. Love meets sexual needs. At least married love does.
I think that it’s good that talking about sex is part of “The Love Dare”, and not placed in the beginning of the book. A physical relationship is certainly important, but it doesn’t make or break the marriage.
That was then, this is now…
The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 1 Corinthians 7:3
A significant part of marriage is about fulfilling sexual needs. The Old Testament book Song of Solomon (also called Song of Songs in some translations) is a terrific book to study with your spouse. In fact there is a study by a man named Tommy Nelson that is wonderful – enlightening, funny and it encourages intimacy. I highly recommend this resource. Maybe I’ll have to blog a Bible study of the book, soon. Anyway, back to the subject…sometimes fulfilling sexual needs is a duty. Plain and simple. Sometimes you need to put forth effort to initiate physical intimacy. At other times, you may need to put aside your desires and respond to your spouse’s needs regardless of whether that means allowing him to sleep or losing a bit of sleep, yourself.
I’ll leave the personal application of this topic completely to you. Any comment I would make would be completely inappropriate.
Father, You created us the way You did because You created physical intimacy. I thank You for this expression of love in marriage. I pray that my husband and I will be obedient to Your Word in this aspect of our relationship, and therefore honor You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.