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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Marriage God's Way (Pt. 3)

I've written two posts and have yet to really share anything Tally spoke regarding marriage! You are probably beginning to wonder why the Women's event was titled, "Marriage God's Way"!
Tally talked a lot about sex. She said, "Ladies, do you realize God made you perfectly for your husband. God gave your husband a need for sex. You are the only one, the only way God designed for that need to be met. And you're going to say night after night, 'I'm too tired.' How long can that go on? Your husband is bombarded, daily, with sexual messages and Satan's counterfeits. Wives must be willing to satisfy that need for their husbands."
Tally spoke to the reality that a healthy sexual relationship transforms a marriage. It brings intimacy in other non-physical ways. It strengthens bonds between husband and wife. She said her husband started spontaneously unloading the dishwasher and opening the door for her after she made the commitment in her heart to meet his sexual needs at request, rather than have an excuse ready.
Tally had four points at the end of her time with us. All gathered from Julie Slattery, who is a speaker, writer and on staff at Focus on the Family.
  1.  God made men different from women. We need to accept that and not seek to change our husbands.
  2. False expectations. We need to communicate with our husbands regarding ours and his expectations about all things.
  3. Time and energy. A good marriage doesn't just happen. It takes intention, time and effort.
  4. Blurred boundaries. Don't be naive about the difference between what may be accepted by our society and what honors God.

Proverbs 31:10-12
10 [b]A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
Let's be wives that bring good, not harm to our husbands all the days of our lives!

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