#1: Intimacy is heightened when it is only shared between a husband and wife.
God has designed certain aspects of the body and soul to be preserved for marriage. These are special treasures that lose their uniqueness and specialness when openly shared with others. You can lose intimacy by sharing details of the marriage bed with others or by sharing your body and/or soul with another. The covenant of marriage is the protective covering for rich intimacy.
NIV Proverbs 5:15-17 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. 16 Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? 17 Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers.
“Multiple partners create mistrust, performance anxiety, and comparison evaluations that are barriers to the deepest levels of intimacy.”
- From a helpful article by Louis and Melissa McBurney entitled “Christian Sex Rules” found at www.todayschristianwoman.com/articles/2008/september/4.34.html?paging=off