The three categories of relationships

I recently read Sex, Dating, and Relationships: A Fresh Approach by Gerald Hiestand and Jay Thomas. It’s a highly recommended read. According to Hiestand and Thomas, the Bible only presents three categories of relationships between any two human beings. We have the: Neighbor relationship (sex prohibited) Family relationship (sex prohibited) Marriage relationship (sex commanded) They also Continue reading The three categories of relationships

My husband needs me, not wants me, and he gets his energy from my essence

“It’s very comforting. You come home and know your wife will be there for you. It’s comforting to both parties. And unlike sex where you can’t be distracted, with an ANR, you can watch a movie. I know that he’s not going to go anywhere and be tempted. I think that’s the comfort and appeal Continue reading My husband needs me, not wants me, and he gets his energy from my essence

Communication in marriage

At the core of every healthy marriage is the ability of a couple to successfully communicate with one another. Communication can be difficult because each individual may have a different background, experiences, and sometimes even culture, which all affect communication. In addition, 60 to 90% of all communication consists of body language, eye contact, facial Continue reading Communication in marriage

Traditional feminists, stay-at-home moms and breadwinning dads

My views on stay-at-home motherhood have evolved over the years. Prior to being saved, I was a 21st century modernist. Even after conversion, I’ve only gradually come to appreciate the value of homemaking women. I’ve since weighed this topic and tried to make up my mind, but since I’ve never been married or engaged, I’ve Continue reading Traditional feminists, stay-at-home moms and breadwinning dads

What If God Really Meant For Us to Have Freedom in the Bedroom?

From Sheila Wray Gregoire’s blog To Love, Honor & Vacuum. When it comes to sex, do you see God’s commands as being about making you do something you don’t want to do? I think that’s often the way we see things like 1 Corinthians 7:3-5–the “do not deprive each other” passage. That’s certainly the way Continue reading What If God Really Meant For Us to Have Freedom in the Bedroom?

I think God actually does want women to “mother” their husbands, in a sense

I say this very cautiously, cognizant of the taboo cloud that already engulfs ANRs. However, a careful study of Scripture would reveal that God wants husband and wives to sort of “father” and “mother” each other, respectively. From God’s word and life experience, we know women play many roles. They wear the hat of wife, Continue reading I think God actually does want women to “mother” their husbands, in a sense

Enjoy it in marriage. And only in marriage.

God is gracious, God is kind. God wants us to have an amazing time in the bedroom after exchanging vows. I look forward to getting married and having the best time imaginable being refreshed by a pair of natural water fountains. But I sometimes enjoy this prematurely, in thought and “research”. Wanting an ANR in Continue reading Enjoy it in marriage. And only in marriage.

Couples Nursing is the 2nd most loving thing wives can do

Besides preaching the gospel to him and the things of God in general, the most loving thing a woman can do for a husband is to nurse him. I feel this way because it’s not something physically necessary. Sure, men feel loved when their wives give them plenty of sexual action but sexual intercourse is Continue reading Couples Nursing is the 2nd most loving thing wives can do

Marriage is at center of society: Judah and the Covenant

“By God’s design, marriage is at the center of society.” New Living Translation (NLT) A Call to Faithfulness 10 Are we not all children of the same Father? Are we not all created by the same God? Then why do we betray each other, violating the covenant of our ancestors? 11 Judah has been unfaithful, and a Continue reading Marriage is at center of society: Judah and the Covenant

The stability won’t get old

The initial thrill of Couples Nursing will wear out but the stability it brings is permanent. There’s no separating from the sense of fixed commitment to each other; this is independent of time and has no bearing on the honeymoon season, similar to the honeymoon season many new believers experience, whose end doesn’t make Christ love Continue reading The stability won’t get old

Ephesians 5

English Standard Version (ESV) Walk in Love 5 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 3 But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among Continue reading Ephesians 5

Thanks to guidance from God, improving our sex life has been the #1 marriage enhancer, of everything else tried

Getting married soon? Or maybe you’re already married and looking for some encouragement? Visit http://pinterest.com/pin/Aak3uZCRWxOuHfZMOYHQd-oGcthn25aB51xtNG2jZd1Nnvu4FiHM01k/?s=3&m=wordpress My favorite part of the article: 5. SEX IS IMPORTANT…LIKE REALLY IMPORTANT I seriously can’t touch on this point enough! (I’m actually thinking about writing an e-book on the topic of sex in marriage, so let me know in the Continue reading Thanks to guidance from God, improving our sex life has been the #1 marriage enhancer, of everything else tried

10 Relationship Killers Wise Couples Avoid by Matthew L. Jacobson

Dangerous, destructive behavior in marriage is frequently treated with ‘kid gloves’. Too often it’s not taken seriously until it’s too late. Where do you stand? Have you gotten comfortable with certain behaviors in your marriage that used to be called ‘sin’? Question: Could you stand up in a room and say, without embarrassment, “We’re not Continue reading 10 Relationship Killers Wise Couples Avoid by Matthew L. Jacobson

I am IN the Father and the Father is IN Me; the Holy Spirit will dwell IN you

John 14 English Standard Version (ESV) I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life 14 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God;[a] believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?[b]3 And Continue reading I am IN the Father and the Father is IN Me; the Holy Spirit will dwell IN you