The Christian Sexual Intimacy in Marriage
Today’s topic is Christians’ marriage and sex.
I try to find out what marriage is for Christians and what young people about to get married should prepare for.
Theologian Paul Stevens says marriage is based on an unconditional covenant to belong to each other for the rest of their lives.
Covenant is a promise. A promise is made by a person who can keep it. Marriage is the same. To keep the marriage covenant, being a person to marry is more important than marriage, he says.
We can learn something important from this fact. For young people, marriage is not a goal. Marriage is a process.
Marriage is an essential gateway to growing up as a Christian, and if you pray for marriage, the first thing to do is pray that you can keep your marriage covenant ahead of it.
Marriage is similar to building a house. Even if you have walls and columns and wiring and plumbing and water and heating systems, you can’t make a house unless you have the foundation.
Likewise, even if you’re done with all the preparations to get married, if you can’t keep your marriage covenant, that marriage doesn’t last long and falls apart.
In other words, the marriage of a Christian is made of covenants. This is what Professor Paul Stevens said about his marriage.
As a solemn lifelong covenant partner before God, a man and a woman agree to belong to Each other until the end of their lives on this land. However, the covenant is not redemption.
That kind of marriage turns a family into a prison. So Professor Paul Stevens says the covenant is a resilient link between the two.
The covenant between couples provides not lockup but the only basis and hope for love, sexual satisfaction, personal maturity, and spiritual friendship that we want to get from marriage.
There is an essential part of the marriage agreement. A marriage covenant is not a promise that we keep while loving each other.
Are you worried about sex as a Christian?
There are many reasons why Christians worry about sex. Many Christians worry about premarital sex.
On the other hand, many Christians are worried about sex with their spouses after marriage. So today, we’re going to learn about the biblical sex life of a Christian couple through Ed Wheat’s book, Intended for Pleasure.
In the preface to their book, Wheat says that many couples today, unfortunately, miss what God intended in marriage for them.
Most couples don’t even know that the couple’s physical relationship should be satisfactory and enjoyable. Most Christian couples do not fully enjoy what the Bible says and God’s sex for Them because I’ve never really learned about it.
One of the reasons Christian couples don’t feel the joy of sex is that they don’t understand the holiness of Christians. They mistake purity for asceticism.
That’s why we sometimes misunderstand that we should not enjoy the sexual pleasure of Christians. There’s one fantastic thing that a Christian couple should know.
God planned sex for our pleasure. Sex is a gift God has prepared for us for fun, says the Wheat couple in the book.
Therefore, the Christian couple should not feel guilty about enjoying sex because the castle is a gift from God to the couple.
If you look at communities like Quora and Reddit, there are a lot of Christians who Are worried about sex issues.
This is because the church does not teach them what biblical sex is and what the joy of sex is that Christians can enjoy.
In that sense, the church is doing a dereliction of duty. Because the church does not teach and Christians do not know properly, they are not enjoying God’s gifts properly. Instead, Satan distorts sex and commercializes it.
Can’t Christians enjoy the joy of sex? To begin with, it’s never the case. Christians can enjoy the pleasure of sex as much as God permits. The TLB version of the Bible interprets Peter 3:7 as follows.
Your husbands must be careful of your wives, thoughtful of their needs, and honor them As the weaker sex.
Remember that you and your wife are partners in receiving God’s blessings, and if you don’t treat her as you should, your prayers will not get ready answers.
A husband is responsible for fulfilling his wife’s sexual needs, and a wife is responsible for fulfilling his sexual needs.
Couples should be sensitive to their spouse’s sexual needs. It is the responsibility of a highly holy team to meet their spouse’s sexual needs. So we have to learn what biblical sex is and apply it to marital relationships.
What about your Sex Life As a Christian
What do you think about sex? Do you think sex is dirty and ugly? Christians sometimes mistake holiness and asceticism.
Asceticism is not holiness, but some Christians misunderstand asceticism as holy. There is an essential fact that Christians who mistake asceticism for holiness miss. Sex is God’s work and gift.
In C.S. Lewis’s book The Screwtape Letters, Satan tells his nephew: Don’t forget that treating any pleasure in a sound, standard, complete form is in some way in favor of the enemy.
I know that we have used pleasure to capture so many souls. But even so, pleasure is the invention of the enemy, not our design. We’ve created a little pleasure, but we haven’t made a single pleasure even though we’ve done much research.
All we can do is let humans enjoy the pleasure created by the enemy and let them enjoy it in the way and level prohibited by the enemy when it was forbidden.
So we demons are not only highly unnatural by separating any pleasure from the natural state, But we can not find a trace of the person who first created the pleasure and not feel any joy.
Reducing satisfaction and increasing our craving for it is how we use it. This one is more effective and better in style.
To get the human soul in hand but pay no price gives absolute joy to my father’s heart. Think carefully about what Satan said about Sex.
Sex and Orgasm are God’s creations and gifts, not Satan’s tools. God allowed us to enjoy the sex life between husband and wife. Because God created sex, we can learn to enjoy sex.
The parts that best describe this are Proverbs 5:18 and 19.
Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breast fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.
Ed Wheat says that God has placed almost the highest priority on sexual cohesion in marriage. Sexual bonding that provides mutual satisfaction in a proper way of love is the way God shows excellent spiritual truth.
Only humans do sex, not for reproduction but for personal relationships. Sex uses physical sex to get to know your spouse more intimately.
I want to finish today’s video by reading Second Timothy chapter 4:3 to verse 5. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
People sometimes encounter Christian worldviews regardless of whether they know about Christianity. Christians often pass by without knowing if it’s about the Christian worldview. Read the following article.
It will be hard to prove Google’s monopoly. Google’s business model is simple, but the practice is complex. The advertising fee is constantly changing. The world’s largest computer center manages the system, and renowned programmers develop the program. Who dares to decipher it?
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