Today we’re happy to have a guest post by our partner in marriage education, Julie Sibert. Julie writes and speaks about sexual intimacy in marriage. You can follow her blog at www.IntimacyInMarriage.com.
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Every now and then, a list will show up in the news media, outlining the top reasons married couples fight. We’re never really shocked that sex is on the list, right?
When you look at your marriage, is sex your refuge or your battleground? I’m guessing just seeing the question is stirring some deep emotions, whether they are ones of frustration and sorrow or ones of tenderness and joy.
God hungers for sexual intimacy to be a refuge for you and your spouse – a connection drenched in emotional and spiritual nakedness as much as physical nakedness.
If sex is instead a battleground in your marriage, scattered with scalding remarks or cold silence, God hungers for healing. His heart is bent toward not only reveling in your joy when things are going well, but also guiding you when things are excruciatingly hard. He cares deeply about your sexual intimacy.
Is sex a refuge or battleground? Dig into the question closely for the sake of your marriage.
Julie Sibert writes and speaks about sexual intimacy in marriage. You can follow her blog at www.IntimacyInMarriage.com. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband, their two sons and one rambunctious German Shorthair Pointer dog who refuses to stay in the fence.