I don’t know about you, but I’ll go out on a limb and say that my marriage has enough to work through without introducing any more junk into it. I think that is true for most marriages, simply because the nature of relationships is that there is always something we are working through. No one and no marriage is perfect. The idea of guarding your heart is as important for our teenaged children as it is for a husband or wife of thirty years.
For my marriage, I’m placing my bets on the triumph of real, God-centered marital love: sacrificial, unselfish, courageous love that takes years and years to perfect. Mike and I are not quite there yet. And some days–on hard days–I feel like we’ve taken a hundred steps backwards! But we are living a Godly life and marriage to the best of our abilities, and God will be faithful to molding us and our marriage into the beautiful witness he created us to be. I cannot deny His amazing work in my life and marriage these past seven years.
It all goes back to whether God is God…or not. If God is who he says he is, then it is ridiculous to try to follow any path but the one He’s got for me. It’s also ridiculous to let him into every part of my life…except for my sex life.
There are so many reasons why this topic is one that I am (could you tell?) a little passionate about. As I am finishing up this post, I want you to know that you are being prayed for as I type these words. My prayer is that the Holy Spirit would touch your heart as you read this post with exactly
what you need to hear about this topic. I pray for consolation, healing, guidance and strength for those suffering and struggling with intimacy in their marriages. I pray for openness to the work of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of those who need to let God in even more. Finally, I pray that those who promote 50 Shades of Grey and any other pornographic media would one day be convicted by the fullness of the truth.