As a loving hind and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love.
To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Is sex really that critical to a healthy marriage?
Here’s why I ask. I’m having a disagreement with my spouse. I told her that sex is “a holy mystery,” and that it needs to be central to our relationship.
Sex is a gift God gives to married people for their mutual enjoyment. It’s in the Bible, Proverbs 5:18-19, TLB. “Let your manhood be a blessing; rejoice in the wife of your youth. Let her charms and tender embrace satisfy you. Let her love alone fill you with delight.”
I also quoted Ephesians 5:30-32 to support these claims.
Yet she doesn’t agree. “After all, there’s a lot more to marriage than just sex.” “Besides, the Bible itself (in 1 Corinthians 7:3-5) seems to suggest that sex is basically a sort of functional “chore,” not a deeply meaningful “spiritual” experience,” she concluded.
I get the feeling that some believers also think that sex is not as important as the Bible says it is. Ndi class anyi, do you agree?
God gives us very clear guidance in His Word on how we can best experience the gift of intimacy and love that He gave to us through sex.
If you are wondering what the Bible says about marital sex, use the verses below to study in context what God would have for us to learn.
Sex was meant as wonderful experience between husband and wife to provide physical, emotional and spiritual bonding. If you are feeling overwhelmed with a sexual sin remember that God promises to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). God wants to pour grace on you so you can move forward in healing from hurtful sexual choices and into a place of fulfilment!
Here’s how i see it. The Bible says, “From the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.” It goes on to declare, “For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh” (Mark 10:6-8, quoting Genesis 1:27 and Genesis 2:24).
It seems only natural to assume that sexual union is central to the process being described.
I’ve heard many people saying that there is much more to marriage than sex, as some of ndi class anyi suggested too.
Nevertheless, the sexual act is the focal point, the symbol, and the physical expression of the leaving, the cleaving, and the becoming one flesh that define the very essence of marriage. To put it another way, there’s a vital sense in which sex is the glue that uniquely bonds a husband and wife together.
Sexual union places their relationship in a category apart from any other human relationship. We take it for granted that this bond is always in view in passages like Ephesians 5:31…For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
And Revelation 21:2, whether it’s expressly stated or not.
We should add that the apostle Paul describes marital sex as a “chore.” What he meant was that married people need to learn how to put their spouses’ needs and interests ahead of their own (compare Philippians 2:3, 4). Here’s the complete text of his statement as it appears in 1 Corinthians 7:3-5:
The wife’s body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband’s body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife. Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
The point is that Christian spouses have an obligation to explore ways of giving sexually to their “other half” even when they don’t particularly feel like it.
‘Art of sex‘ is a gift to married couples!
Romance and God’s gift of sexuality are highly recommended within the commitment of marriage. It’s in the Bible, Hebrews 13:4, NIV. “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure…” I Corinthians 7:3,4, NIV says, “The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife’s body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband’s body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife.”
God designed sex as part of the unique relationship of marriage. It’s in the Bible, I Corinthians 7:5, TLB. “So do not refuse these rights to each other. The only exception to this rule would be the agreement of both husband and wife to refrain from the rights of marriage for a limited time, so that they can give themselves more completely to prayer. Afterwards, they should come together again so that Satan won’t be able to tempt them because of their lack of self-control.”
To keep from hurting ourselves, sexual desires and activities must be placed under Christ’s control. It’s in the Bible, I Thessalonians 4:3-5, TLB. “For God wants you to be holy and pure and to keep clear of all sexual sin so that each of you will marry in holiness and honor—not in lustful passion as the heathen do, in their ignorance of God and his ways.”.
In the Holy Scripture, Songs of Solomon to be precise, God inspired Solomon to teach us how to enjoy ourselves in sexual exploitation. Don’t ever forget that the gift and the art of sexual intercourse installed in human celluloid structure by God for two reasons, firstly, for procreation and subsequently for human enjoyment. It’s a natural remedy for so many man made ailments
So if you and your spouse aren’t enjoying yourselves, na you dey lose big time. Be forewarned, denying your spouse sex or hot romance could lead to one of you cheating the other partner.
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.
Let them be only thine own, and not strangers’ with thee.
Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
One last thought. If the disagreement you’re having with your spouse is something more than a purely biblical or theological difference of opinion – if in fact you are experiencing serious conflict in the area of marital sex – then we’d urge you to seek professional counseling together…
For counselling or further questioning or deliberation i suggest you contact the Love Dr.
By Pastor Harrison David Onyeabor
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