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Christian home marital relations 4 of 4

  1. 1. CHRISTIAN HOME 4 Nirmal Nathan
  2. 2. SEX IN MARRIAGE <ul><li>‘Song of songs’ celebrates physical and emotional intimacy between the couple. </li></ul>
  3. 3. SEX IN MARRIAGE <ul><li>Biblical term - ‘KNOWING’- </li></ul><ul><li>trusting oneself to another produces </li></ul><ul><li>irreversible change. </li></ul>
  4. 4. KEY QUESTION <ul><li>How strong is our commitment to God and </li></ul><ul><li>to our spouse in the areas of faithfulness and purity? </li></ul>
  5. 5. MARITAL SEXUALITY <ul><li>“ The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame” (Gen 2:25). </li></ul><ul><li>The sexual relationship is the “soul” of your marriage – </li></ul><ul><li>your transparency to each other is a measure of your transparency with God. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognise you are different from your partner. We respond to different things, at different rates. </li></ul>
  6. 6. MARITAL SEXUALITY <ul><li>Do not separate sex from warm and loving relationship. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not something that takes place only in the bedroom, but throughout the day as husband and wife relate with each other. </li></ul>
  7. 7. MARITAL SEXUALITY <ul><li>Always seek your partner’s interest first (Phil 2:4). </li></ul><ul><li>Be satisfied through your partner’s satisfaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Jealously value and guard this realm of your marriage. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a most precious possession which no one but the two of you share. </li></ul><ul><li>Watch out for anything that threatens it. </li></ul>
  8. 8. MARITAL SEXUALITY <ul><li>There is no limitations within the frame work of covenant married relationship. </li></ul><ul><li>No inhibitions. No guilt. </li></ul><ul><li>Husband has to meet the physical needs of wife and vice versa (I Cor 7). </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Understand the physical nature of each person – </li></ul><ul><li>Men like gas stove – as soon as the gas is switched off it no more is warm. </li></ul><ul><li>Women are like electric stove- even after the electric supply is switched off it continues to be warm. </li></ul><ul><li>Men react immediately to touch. </li></ul><ul><li>Women love to talk and be listened to and warm up. </li></ul>
  10. 10. LOOK GOOD ! FEEL GOOD ! <ul><li>Appreciation and gifts once in a while is necessary to continue to confirm “I love you and care for you” </li></ul><ul><li>Spend time together but alone once in a while. </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner, outstation visits once in a while necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Men spend more time in office. When he returns home wife should be better dressed and not in ‘wrinkled, dirty nightie, oily face’ to make him feel that office was better. Don’t drive him away. </li></ul>
  11. 11. AND… <ul><li>Physical exercise necessary to keep yourself fit and attractive. </li></ul><ul><li>Dress neat and smart to look good to your spouse. </li></ul><ul><li>Birth control is not wrong in the current setting of population explosion. </li></ul><ul><li>Abortion is murder and hence, prohibited. </li></ul>
  12. 12. A WORD FOR SINGLES <ul><li>“ Better to marry than to burn” (with desire) </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary celibacy for the Kingdom of God is praised. (Mat 19:12) </li></ul><ul><li>Those unmarried are better able to attend to the Lord and His ministry because they are free from family and household cares.(1 Cor 7) </li></ul>
  13. 13. ENJOY ABUNDANT LIFE Conclusion: Make God’s goals your own. This helps promote the Gospel.
  14. 14. Pastors Families Let’s Walk the Talk
  15. 15. THANKS ! <ul><li>Rajasekaran , Saudi Arabia </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Bowie - Haggai Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Wilfred & Shanthi Davidar - Haggai Institute </li></ul><ul><li>David Wong - Haggai Institute </li></ul>