Gods group thoughts for 6/26/2012 “What all Married Couples Should Know”

“Our Daily Bread”   


 The Daily Devotions of Greg Laurie                                 


1 Corinthians 7:4… The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.  (NKJV)

The Bible is absolutely filled with scripture from God, on how best to live our lives in a way that will bring peace and joy to those who follow God’s instructions… I read this opening scripture a few weeks ago, dealing with godly principles of marriage; and when our pastor preached on this same chapter this past Sunday, I am led to share this important teaching… This opening scripture for Christian married couples, might just help some couples out there, have a better understanding of sexual satisfaction and a happy marriage…

I have written before about the fact that the Christian body belongs to God, and not ourselves…1 Corinthians 6:19-20…  Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.   (NKJV)

This scripture written by the apostle Paul, is used to emphasize the fact that Christ dwells with-in the Christian, and that their body is a temple for the Holy Spirit… Here is a link with 10 reasons why no one is to have sex outside of marriage; with all the resulting devastation it will bring on those who choose to break God’s rules… http://christianity.about.com/od/whatdoesthebiblesay/a/sexandthebible.htm

But did you know that your marriage partner had authority over your body, and vice versa ?? …The opening scripture is perfectly clear; and honestly makes sense if you stop and look at the basic principles of Christian living…  We are all called as Christian’s, to put the needs and concerns of others ahead of ourselves… This practice for me in recent years, of always trying to put my wife’s needs ahead of my own…has surely strengthened my personal marriage relationship…  Is it easy ?? Heck no !!  But if it works…its well worth the harmony it will bring to a married couple looking for a commitment until death separates them…

Let’s be clear about the role sex plays in a marriage…  It is an important part for a healthy marriage; but is by far and away only one small part of what makes a marriage succeed for a lifetime… The apostle Paul tells us that we should not deprive our spouse from their need of having sexual relations, unless there is a mutual agreement; and then only for a relatively short time (1 Corinthians 7:5)… How many times does the husband or wife make excuses and put off bonding as one flesh, that God has ordained to be part of a heterosexual relationship with a spouse(Matthew 19:4-6)…

Marital sex is an expression of intimacy, love, trust, and physical bonding that separates husband and wife from friends, or any other kind of relationship… I was reading about one study that proclaimed that couples, who reported above average sexual satisfaction in their relationship, were 10 to 13 times more likely to describe their marriages as “very happy”…

Every married couple has different sexual needs and desires… It is up to each married couple to find out what the desires of their spouse really are; and then to try to unselfishly provide for those needs… If each partner’s sexual needs are not met, the apostle Paul writes that Satan will be there to temp us with fulfillment of these unmet desires, because of our lack of self control (1 Corinthians 7:5)… This is probably, in my humble opinion, the number one reason the sin of adultery is committed in the first place…

When a Christian married couple looks at this opening scripture…and then unselfishly does their absolute best to make their spouse happy in every respect…I just have to believe that marriages that are truly made by God to begin with (Genesis 2:24), will be marriages that will indeed last, as many of us have promised…“Till Death do Us Part”…

Heavenly Father, I pray that the truth from Your Word today, will open the eyes of all married couples to the need of placing their spouse’s wants and desires ahead of their own… Help all of us Lord, to understand the importance of learning the truth from Your Word… And then Lord, help all of us to apply these truths that You have given to us, to every aspect of our lives…  I pray for this wisdom from Your Word to permeate all of our hearts, our minds, and our souls…in Jesus’ most precious name and for His sake…Amen…

written by bruce r mills

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