Please join us for Marriage Monday on March 12, 2012. We’re continuing our series of 21 Hot Buttons that we began a few months ago. Like the other subjects we’ve covered lately, sexuality was raised by a Chrysalis reader as a problem or frustration in her marriage.
Here’s your opportunity to reflect tastefully, rationally, and calmly on the mystery of Christian marital sex.
If you’re hesitant about where to begin, you might consider selecting one of the following writing prompts (not required).
1. Sex in the Bible: Study the Scriptures that discuss the importance and benefits of the sexual relationship between a married man and woman. (e.g. 1 Cor 7:2-5 or Song of Songs)
2. Checklist for Sex: Give us a list of ten things you do to affirm your husband's masculinity to successfully “put him in the mood.”
3. Facts of Sex: Discuss how men’s and women’s differing levels of sexual desire (and fluctuating hormones) actually complement each other in a positive way.
4. Sex as Poetry: Analyze the meaning of the amazing metaphor that God has given us through sex about the future indwelling or “tabernacling” of Christ with His Church. (See Eph 5:31-32)
5. Sexual Healing: In three paragraphs or less, gently tell us how you found forgiveness or healing from childhood abuse, rape, pornography, infidelity, or a sexless marriage.
6. Or as always, you’re free to cover this topic in whatever way the Spirit leads.
See you on Monday!
"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." (1 Cor 7: 2-5 ESV)
Will you have time to join us?