Marriage and Sex

Asking For A Friend

By Paul Priddy, September 11, 2022

“If sex within marriage is Biblical, why can it be so difficult?”

Jesus has the best answer to our most difficult questions.

1 Now for the matters you wrote about: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.”

2 But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.

3 The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.

3 The marriage bed must be a place of mutuality - the husband seeking to satisfy his wife, the wife seeking to satisfy her husband.(MSG)

Culturally speaking, soman have been portrayed as objects and men have been portrayed as objectifiers.

False cultural narrative: It’s the woman’s job to satisfy and the man's job to be satisfied.

Your body is not your body

Intimacy with Jesus is critical

“12 To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her. 13 If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him.

Healthy physical intimacy is a byproduct of healthy personal (and spiritual) intimacy

5 Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. 6 I say this as a concession, not as a command. 7 I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.