Previously I shared about God’s heart for marriage and sexuality, rooting our thinking in God’s Word (See “Faithfulness in Marriage and Sexuality: The Theological Foundation”). Applying God’s realities in our hearts and lives begins by reading and understanding Scripture. The Bible presents a clear perspective on how marriage and sex point to God’s redeeming work in the eternal marriage of Jesus Christ and the Church.
Marriage is a common Bible study topic, but sexual intimacy sounds a bit more intimidating—and intriguing! It was a first for my small-town church in 2018 when we saw a bulletin announcement for a Bible study on sex. Before long I was participating in the video and book material called Passion Pursuit: What Kind of Love Are You Making? by Linda Dillow and Dr. Juli Slattery (2013, Moody Publishers). With a group of married women ranging from a mom with an infant (me!) to retired grandmas, we worked through the study on reclaiming God’s design for sex. (Note: the material can also be done independently.) This week as I share practical encouragement that I have gleaned from a few resources, I invite you to consider how fostering sexual intimacy in your marriage plays a key role in faithfully loving your pastor-husband.
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