The marriage bed should be honored by “all,” not just those who have one. I realize you have sexual needs that are not being met, but would it surprise you that I’ve been through periods of that very frustration as a married woman?
There have been seasons in my marriage where Bob and I could not find one another let alone meet each others needs at any level.
I believe it was God’s will for me to hear her say those words because I’ve been a wimp as I avoided the writing of this next paragraph all week.
A good many visits to our marriage counselor and prayer has brought us close, but I find myself knowing that in the golden years certainly one of us will be gone before the other…maybe in full body or maybe just in mind.Would you have me cry out for permission to alter God’s truth then? For times of sexual longing, I will choose the answer I’m just about to give to you because it’s the only one that’s ever worked.No doubt you’ve heard the trite phrase, “Singleness is a gift.” It’s only trite because we misunderstand.(And often those rolling the phrase off their tongues are equally uninformed.And my dear friend and single author Carolyn Mc Culley expresses it well when she writes this about the passage in Sex and The Supremacy of Christ: “It’s not a gift in the way we might think about it on our birthdays or at Christmas: “Do I like it? One word denotes a gift presented as an expression of honor.
A second euphemistically infers that a gift is more a matter of a debt or obligation.
In the next few weeks I’m going to blog about how you can practically meet what I believe are the five deep longings in your heart, but the fact is it will be like giving a brand new baby a steak to chew on unless you first latch on to a determination to be Spirit-fueled.
You’ll have no spiritual power to chew on what I pass your way if you aren’t full of God.
When you have more of a heavenly kingdom mindset, it becomes easier.
We will be in eternity with Jesus so it is less important that we satisfy our needs while on earth.
A third denotes a free gift of grace, used in the New Testament to refer to a spiritual or supernatural gift.” and is used to in the New Testament to describe a supernatural or spiritual gift.