May 23, 20136 Marriageis not aplaceto "standupforyourrights." Marriageis adecisionto servetheother, whetherinbedorout. Abstainingfromsexis permissibleforaperiodof timeif youbothagreeto it, andif its forthepurposes ofprayerandfasting--but onlyforsuchtimes. Thencomebacktogetheragain.
May 23, 20137 Satanhas aningenious wayof temptinguswhenweleast expect it. Imnot,understand, commandingtheseperiods ofabstinence--onlyprovidingmybest counselif youshouldchoosethem.
Sometimes Iwisheveryoneweresinglelikeme--asimplerlifeinmanyways! But celibacyis notforeveryoneanymorethanmarriageis. Godgives thegift of thesinglelifeto some, thegift ofthemarriedlifeto others”.(MSG)
May 23, 20139 This lesson has been a very revealing onethat has caused me to be overwhelmedwith concern. I am very concernedbecause this is a very private and delicatesubject. Yet, I amalso concerned becausethis is a very important subject that needsspecial attention.
I amconcerned because this is onearea that Satan is probably workingthe hardest in trying to destroy ourmarriages.
May 23, 201311 To truly understand the meaning ofphysical intimacy we must understand itin the complete light of the purposes ofmarriage. This is the most difficult partof the steps and I believe it is because ofits complex and private nature.
Also, I believe it is importantbecause oursociety has so twistedintimacy to mean fardifferent thanwhat God planned forit to mean.
Continue to digest more of this topicin Part 2 .