Although sexual intimacy is not everything, it is very vital in the marriage relationship.
Yesterday I told you that sexual intimacy “is not everything”, right?
But before we go telling our spouses that is not important (or that we can opt out of it whenever) I want to break down to you why is extremely important:
- Marriage is a union of body, soul and spirit; that holds (stays together) with intimacy connection, and affection: we can break this down even more
- For marriage to be strong, it is mandatory that there be intimacy that people know each other well, that they connect with one another, that they know the deepest secrets of their souls, and that they love each other deeply (without limits)
- When this happens people come to love in this way: they make love (intimate sexually) they know and discover the bodies of each other, a connection of the soul is created that affirms and strengthens the union, and the love of the one for the another grows- creating a flame that cannot even be extinguish by all the fire departments of the world. Because this flame is spiritual.
Sex is not intended to be some kind of obligation or, as it was said in the old term, “conjugal duty”, sex is meant to be a wonderful moment of pleasure and enjoyment! In marriage, the sexual act is one of the most expressive, vulnerable and speechless ways in which you can create intimacy, since you and your spouse really enjoy each other’s company, which is something that today’s readings express wonderfully. So I suggest you create some time with your spouse today. Deepen your intimacy physically with each other. It is biblical!
Note: As long as there is a marriage bond established by God, there is no need to hide what God united and speak of it under smoke signals.
Creating time for each other is vital to your marriage and family relationship, your family’s happiness will depend on and be shaped by the love that arises in your bedroom (love not only sex-real love must arise).
The scriptures present us with beautiful ways of expressing ourselves with our spouses, I use them in my personal life and I trust that since they are sacred they are already anointed with a double portion of blessing.
Read the following and navigate in the sense of how far your soul can go.
9 You have captured my heart, my treasure,[a] my bride.
You hold it hostage with one glance of your eyes,
with a single jewel of your necklace.
10 Your love delights me,
my treasure, my bride.
Your love is better than wine,
your perfume more fragrant than spices.
11 Your lips are as sweet as nectar, my bride.
Honey and milk are under your tongue.
Your clothes are scented
like the cedars of Lebanon.
12 You are my private garden, my treasure, my bride,
a secluded spring, a hidden fountain.
13 Your thighs shelter a paradise of pomegranates
with rare spices—
henna with nard,
14 nard and saffron,
fragrant calamus and cinnamon,
with all the trees of frankincense, myrrh, and aloes,
and every other lovely spice.
15 You are a garden fountain,
a well of fresh water
streaming down from Lebanon’s mountains.
16 Awake, north wind!
Rise up, south wind!
Blow on my garden
and spread its fragrance all around.
Come into your garden, my love;
taste its finest fruits. (Songs of Solomon 4:19-16 NLT)
They make anyone fall in love !
These words come clean but with double meaning, so that we can dedicate them, give them the meaning (without morbid) without corrupting and apply them to our lives.
What more wonderful than the sacred scriptures?
15 Drink water from your own cistern,
running water from your own well.
16 Should your springs overflow in the streets,
your streams of water in the public squares?
17 Let them be yours alone,
never to be shared with strangers.
18 May your fountain be blessed,
and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
19 A loving doe, a graceful deer—
may her breasts satisfy you always,
may you ever be intoxicated with her love. (Proverbs 5: 15-19NIV) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+5%3A15-19&version=NIV
The proverbs you just read speaks to us very clearly, of infidelity, of sexual immorality and of the importance of keeping one for the other. Yesterday when I was looking for scriptures for this series of devotionals, it never ceased to amaze me how the word of God can not be clearer. We have to be satisfied with what we have at home and stop comparing and wanting what the other has, working hard with what we have and praying that God will convert him into what he wants for us. Act with authority and respect. With courage in favor for what we want, and to always recreate one in the love of the other. We are already married!
“The husband fulfills the wife’s conjugal duty, and so does the wife with the husband. The woman has no power over her own body, but the husband; nor does the husband have power over his own body, but the woman. Do not deny each other, except for some time of mutual consent, to occupy yourselves peacefully in prayer; and come together again in one, so that Satan will not tempt you because of your incontinence. ” 1 Corinthians 7: 3-5 RVR1960
Watch one for the other, take care of your heart, try to be intimate, love without limits, be happy in front of the world but even more behind closed doors.
God bless you,
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