What is Intimacy in Marriage
If you have been blessed by the grace of God to find your soul mate and united in marriage, it is occasion for great celebration. You have been given a gift in one another as you journey through life together. A host of reasons have brought you together. Mutual attraction, common interests, and the enjoyment of each other's company are likely to be the foundation of your relationship. However, you must find intimacy in marriage for it to truly blossom into its full potential.
Sexuality and intimacy are entwined with one another.
When you join with your partner in marriage, you must unite on every level. Your relationship will only thrive when you have an emotional and spiritual partnership, but you must not forget your physical union. Many people are mistaken in their concepts about sex. They have been misled to believe that it is shameful, a duty to be performed for the purpose of creation, but otherwise wrong in fundamental ways. Nothing could be further from the truth.
In Corinthians we see that husbands and wives are exhorted to give themselves to one another physically, freely and frequently. 1 Corinthians 7:3- 5 says, The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.”
Clearly, married sex is not to be infrequent and for procreation only. The Apostle Paul even exhorts husbands and wives not to “deprive one another” and to “come together again” after only a “limited time” of refraining for physical enjoyment. A husband should please his wife as much as she physically desires, and a wife should please her husband as much as he physically desires.
When you unite in the marriage bed, you are nurturing your love for one another. You are giving your relationship the nourishment it needs to truly thrive. Give yourself to one another without reservation, delighting in the gifts that can be found in physical pleasure. As you find intimacy in the physical realm through sex, you will build a connection that is known as emotional intimacy. Finding joy in your bodies will only make your love become deeper.
What is Intimacy Creativeness?
Allow yourself to revel in the wonders of the marriage bed. Be willing to explore different positions and locations, finding new ways to pleasure your partner. Express your wishes to your spouse as well, ensuring that you will both have an emotional intimacy beyond compare. Remember that you have been given a great gift in each other. When you lie down side by side and allow your bodies to come as close together as two people possibly can be, it is only natural that you will become closer in every way. Be intimate, fall asleep side by side, and wake knowing that your love will be waiting for you to share another day. Make the most of each day God gives you together.
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