Now That You’ve Said “I Do!” South Sound Church of Christ Marriage Workshop?
What Is Marriage? • Uniqueness and Acceptance in Marriage • Expectations in Marriage • Fulfilling Intimacy Needs in Marriage • Roles Responsibilities and Decision Making • Communication in Marriage • Dealing with Conflict in Marriage • Sex in Marriage Future Sessions
Review Homework Last Week: “Communication Covenant”
In marriage, sex is suppose to grow and bloom into the best of intimate physical communication. And in some marriages the sexual relationship is getting better every day. But there are other marriages where sexual expressions (and not just intercourse) have become ruts of routine or nonexistent.
Q. How do our everyday experiences affect sexual closeness and communication in marriage? Q. How can our daily experiences affect a husbands or wife’s ability to give to the other?
In many marriages the problem is uncomplicated. We are simply neglecting our romantic relationship. With the busyness of life and a few challenges here and there, we find ourselves less and less sexually involved with our spouses. In too many cases the partner with the lesser desire sets the tone.
Attitude • Attention • Affection • Attractiveness • Atmosphere • Attire, Aroma & Allure • Articulation
… each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife’s body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husbands body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife. Do not deprive each other except 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 you lack of self-control. 1 Corinthians 7:1-5
Q. What is your shared conviction about this passage for your marriage?