Marriage works - Session Two

An article in a prominent newspaper states “The modern marriage has it all –two jobs two cars, two children but there is one thing missing….sex”.

God created sex to be highly pleasurable

  • In 305AD the council of Elvira in Spain made the declaration that ‘Only weak men partake in sex, and ministers must quit sex, or quit the ministry’.  This began the practice of celibacy in the priesthood.

  • Even The Great Augustine claimed that it would be much better if children could be conceived by an act of controlled will, without ‘the heat of lust.’

  1. Sex protects your health

  2. Great sex tears downs resentments, and barriers to intimacy.

  3. Having great sex reminds us that we are more than flatmates.

  4. To increase and maintain the level of intimacy in a relationship

Every time you have great  sex, you are re-committing yourselves to the covenant you made to each other.

5. It acts as a weapon

Great sex is one of the great weapons against affairs.  
 

WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE PROBLEMS IN THEIR SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS?

  1. Because of previous sexual experiences.

  2. Sexual intimacy doesn’t just happen by itself

Someone once said that you can have a good physical sex life and not have a good marriage, But You cannot have a bad sex life and a good marriage.

3.  Closing your partners’ spirit

a) Offence

Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who indulge it will eat the fruit of it”

b)  Another thing that crushes our spirit is betrayal

c)  Not understanding how men and women are wired differently.

d)  Using force of any kind to get sexual gratification

e)  Taking each other for granted.

f)  Criticising one another

g)  Knocking back a man’s sexual advances or a woman’s affectionate advances

WHAT CAN YOU DO FROM TONIGHT TO MAKE YOUR SEX LIFE BETTER?

1.  Ask for Love

2. Make time for it, prioritize it and a decision to have good sex.

3. Pray together.

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