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Physical and emotional intimacy in marriage part 1

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  • 1. PHYSICAL ANDEMOTIONAL INTIMACYIN MARRIAGE PART 1May 23, 20131
  • 2. WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHESMay 23, 20132 To have a marriage that really lasts,you must have a sincere physical andemotional intimacy.
  • 3. May 23, 20133 1 Corinthians 7:1-7 “Now, gettingdownto thequestionsyouaskedinyourletterto me. First, Isit agoodthingto havesexualrelations?Certainly--but onlywithinacertaincontext. Its goodforamantohaveawife, andforawomanto haveahusband.
  • 4. May 23, 20134 Sexual drives arestrong, but marriageis strongenoughto containthemandprovideforabalancedandfulfillingsexual lifeinaworldof sexualdisorder.
  • 5.  Themarriagebedmust beaplaceofmutuality--thehusbandseekingtosatisfyhis wife, thewifeseekingtosatisfyherhusband.
  • 6. May 23, 20136 Marriageis not aplaceto "standupforyourrights." Marriageis adecisionto servetheother, whetherinbedorout. Abstainingfromsexis permissibleforaperiodof timeif youbothagreeto it, andif its forthepurposes ofprayerandfasting--but onlyforsuchtimes. Thencomebacktogetheragain.
  • 7. May 23, 20137 Satanhas aningenious wayof temptinguswhenweleast expect it. Imnot,understand, commandingtheseperiods ofabstinence--onlyprovidingmybest counselif youshouldchoosethem.
  • 8.  Sometimes Iwisheveryoneweresinglelikeme--asimplerlifeinmanyways! But celibacyis notforeveryoneanymorethanmarriageis. Godgives thegift of thesinglelifeto some, thegift ofthemarriedlifeto others”.(MSG)
  • 9. 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.
  • 10.  I amconcerned because this is onearea that Satan is probably workingthe hardest in trying to destroy ourmarriages.
  • 11. 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.
  • 12.  Also, I believe it is importantbecause oursociety has so twistedintimacy to mean fardifferent thanwhat God planned forit to mean.
  • 13.  Continue to digest more of this topicin Part 2 .