Saturday, May 25, 2013

Principles for Healthy Sexual Intimacy: Post 3 of 4

(This comes from a handout I've previously given to couples entering marriage.)

#3 Sexual intimacy is properly experienced when a husband and wife both give of themselves for the pleasure of the other on a regular basis.

NIV  Proverbs 5:18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. 19 A loving doe, a graceful deer-- may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love.

NIV  1 Corinthians 7:3 The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife. 5 Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

NIV  1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind… it is not self-seeking…. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. 

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