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Meeting Sexual Needs

The husband should fulfill his wife’s sexual needs, and the wife should fulfill her husband’s needs. The wife gives authority over her body to her husband, and the husband gives authority over his body to his wife. Do not deprive each other of sexual relations. 1 Corinthians 7:3-5

How are you doing in meeting your spouse’s sexual needs? In 1 Corinthians 7, husbands and wives are challenged to meet each other’s sexual needs. “Do not deprive each other,” the Scriptures say. Our bodies are to be a gift to each other; we are to be available to give sexual pleasure to each other. This is God’s design.

Why do we often struggle so much to experience this mutual pleasure? Perhaps we have forgotten the key ingredient of love. Love means looking out for the other person’s interests. The question is, how may I bring you pleasure? Love doesn’t demand its own way. Love is not pushy or irritable, but thinks first of how to please the other person.

It’s sad that “Let’s make love” has often been reduced to “Let’s have sex.” Sex without genuine loving care for each other will be empty indeed. God’s idea is that sex will be an expression of our deep love and lifelong commitment to each other. Anything short of this misses God’s intention.

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