There's more and more being written about sex from a Christian perspective, but sadly it's usually focusing on addiction, or misuse, or sin. There's not too much out there that's aimed to educate husbands and wives.
And that's unfortunate, because sex is a key component in marriage.
Or should be.
Because this expression of love was designed by a very creative Creator.
Louis and Melissa McBurney wrote this article 9 years ago. But its truths - the "exclusivity, mutuality, pleasurability, and relationality" of marital sex are still right on. Get past those big words and discover, once again, that choosing to live within boundaries and guidelines brings freedom. And joy.
And those are two very vital components to deeply satisfying sex within the parameters of marriage.
Sadly, Louis died suddenly a year ago. He left behind a rich legacy that has impacted generations of Christians, most specifically, couples in ministry.
His counsel lives on.
"Is it a good thing to have sexual relations? Certainly - but only within a certain context. It's good for a man to have a wife, and for a woman to have a husband. Sexual drives are strong, but marriage is strong enough to contain them and provide for a balanced and fulfilling sexual life in a world of sexual disorder. The marriage bed must be a place of mutuality - the husband seeking to satisfy his wife and the wife seeking to satisfy her husband"
- 1 Corinthians 7:1-3 (The Message).
Great message- it's so basic- yet so neglected!
By the way- miss you!
And, LOVE the linkedWithin widget on your blog- very cool. Stealing it. :-)
Pray you had a romantic Valentine's Day,
Hey Katherine ~ReplyDelete
Thanks for checking in and keeping in touch!
I always appreciate your insight and comments along the way ...
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P.S. Katherine designed and updated the header for our Creekside Ministries blog and website last year!
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Thanks for this post. It's one of two hot-button topics for me in Christianity. It so crucial to have sex discussed within Christian circles, and sadly the church does an abysmal job at it. In my opinion one of Satan's greatest victories has been the perversion and act of making all things sexual seem filthy. Sex is created by God and is supposed to be a wonderful experience WITHIN THE PROPER CONTEXT. As I haven't experienced it yet, I look forward to the day when I can.
The article you referenced was very good. I've known couples whose relationships have crumbled due to sexual related issues. I'm glad to see you're handling it head-on and hope most churches begin taking this more seriously.
So ... what's the other hot button topic?