3 Strands of a Passionate Marriage
Do you desire a more passionate marriage?
True passion comes from sharing oneself with another person—emotionally, spiritually, and physically. These 3 strands of a passionate marriage keep the home fires burning bright. We court, fall in love, share our vows to love, honor, and cherish, and expect to live happily ever after. So when the passion Hollywood tells us should come so naturally isn’t as easy as we thought it would be, disappointment can inhibit our sexual relationship with our spouse.
3 Strands of a Passionate Marriage
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
The enemy hates your marriage. He will try to attack you emotionally, physically, and spiritually. But if you keep all three areas strong and healthy, you will overcome the enemy every time.
Learning the language of love for your spouse will require you to make yourself vulnerable and available emotionally, physically, and spiritually. These three areas are not linear with one area coming first, then second, then third. It is more like an unending circle of spiritual, emotional, and physical intimacy.
At times, I have been so angry at my husband that I didn’t feel emotionally or spiritually connected. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, I would hear the Holy Spirit say, “Make love to your husband.” At that moment, I didn’t even want to be in the same room as him. I was mad. But when I listened to the Spirit, I found His grace. If I freely gave my heart and body to my husband, very often the spiritual and emotional aspects of our relationship fell into place.
At other times, it is the spiritual or the emotional connection that needs to come first with no pressure for sexual intercourse. Especially in a relationship in which the marriage vows have been broken, intimacy needs to be reestablished emotionally and spiritually first.
We can unlock the secrets of intimacy with our spouse by embracing God as the Holy One who created sexual oneness. Being one emotionally, spiritual, and physically creates a bond that is not easily broken. The beauty and joy of great sex as God intended strengthens this circle of intimacy. You see, God’s main goal in creating sex is not for procreation or even recreation, though both are enjoyed as important parts of marriage. God’s primary purpose for sex is unification—losing yourself in the ecstasy of intimately knowing and being known by your mate.
February 20 2016
Wayne & Sue Detweiler (Speakers and Hosts) With over 25 years of marriage and ministry experience, Sue & Wayne will motivate you to build a strong and intimate marriage. You will be strengthened by their biblical encouragement and then led through Marriage Exercises to help you revitalize your marriage. Your investment will help your marriage last a life time.
Included in registration cost is the book “9 Traits of a Life-Giving Marriage” and materials for each couple.
9:00 am Registration & Give Aways on Saturday
9:30 am – 5:30 pm Saturday (Sessions & Exercises)
Special Musical Guest/Worship Leader – Lance List
Week 4 – 9 Traits Marriage Study (Passion)
A passionate marriage nurtures oneness —True oneness comes from sharing oneself with another person—emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is possible to rekindle physical passion even if the fireworks in your relationship seem to have completely fizzled out.
In Chapter 6, I share how Wayne and I came to understand that all three strands of marriage, spiritual, emotional, and sexual, need to be strongly entwined. We know firsthand that God can heal and renew relationships in exciting and beautiful ways!
Do you ever find yourself drifting in your marriage? Just realizing that you are drifting can cause you to wake up and fight for all that God has for you and your spouse. God is jealous for you! He wants you to have a passionate marriage.
Let’s discuss Chapter 6 of #MarriageRocks
Read Chapter 6 of 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Marriage. Reflect and journal the following questions. If you signed up, you will receive a free download today in email that you can use.
- Have you ever fallen into a similar hurtful pattern of rejection and stonewalling (as I discuss in Chapter 6)?
- Do you find yourself drifting? What are some ways you can anchor yourself to God’s will in your marriage?
- The turnaround for David began with his relationship with God (Psalm 51:7-12). Choose one verse from this passage each day to pray over your marriage this week.
I will see you back here Wednesday to discuss Chapter 7.
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