I have two treats for you today. :)
I have a guest post from J. Parker of Hot, Holy & Humorous and I have a giveaway of her new devotional, Intimacy Revealed: 52 Devotions to Enhance Sex in Marriage. Here’s her post. Giveaway info at the bottom.
I love the goal of Lori’s blog, focusing on being generous. Too often, we approach our marriage with a what must I do? attitude. We look for simple solutions or shortcuts to having a holy and happy marriage, when what’s really needed is a commitment to go above and beyond.
This is often true in the marriage bed as well.
An overriding premise of my new devotional book, Intimacy Revealed, is that the Word of God can permeate every aspect of our lives, including the marital bedroom. While I can’t think of any Bible verses that specifically command “Be generous with sexual love to your husband,” this principle of generosity runs throughout Scripture.
Take a look at the following devotional and see what you can gain even from scriptures we don’t normally associate with marriage or marital intimacy.
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2 Corinthians 9:6
Oftentimes when we look at the state of sexual intimacy in our marriage, we attend to what our husband has sown. How well has he met our emotional, relational, and sexual needs? We’re sure everything would be so much better if only he would make some changes, sow something different. Then you both could reap a better harvest for your marriage.
Yes, our husbands should take note of this scripture and sow generously into marriage, but we have to take to heart this verse for ourselves. The Bible is talking to the person reading it—you. So how generous are you in our marriage? In your marital bedroom? Are you reaping just about what you’ve sown?
Perhaps the change needs to start with you—with figuring out how to sow more generously into your husband, your marriage, your marriage bed. By stepping out and sowing more generously, you could inspire something better for you both and for your intimacy.
♥ What have you and your husband sown into your marriage bed?
♥ Have you been generous or stingy with sexual intimacy?
♥ How can you sow more generously into your husband, your relationship, your marriage bed?
♥ What steps could you take to be more generous with sexual intimacy?
Holy God, You sow generously into our lives every single day, saturating us with love and grace. I want to sow generously into my relationships with You and with my husband. Help me to see where I’ve been stingy, withholding good from my husband and from my marriage bed. Give me the courage and the commitment to invest deeply in our sexual intimacy. And grant us a harvest of intimacy that honors You in every way. In the name of Your Son, Amen.
As you read in your Bible, ask how a passage applies to various areas of your life, including your marriage and sexual intimacy. And for more devotionals to nurture your sexual intimacy, check out Intimacy Revealed: 52 Devotions to Enhance Sex in Marriage.
J, thanks so much for your guest post. We all need to be challenged to be more generous.
If y’all want a chance at receiving a copy of J’s new devotional, please leave a comment to this post and share “what you love most about the holidays.” I will pick a random number on Monday, December 1st and the poster on that spot will win a copy of Intimacy Revealed: 52 Devotions to Enhance Sex in Marriage.
Prayer Prompt ♥ Ask God to show you how to be more generous – in and out of the bedroom.
The Forgiven Wife: What Were You Taught About Sex? Oh, wow. I love this post. It would be especially good for those who need to sort out bad sexual messages.
The Art of Simple: The art of keeping a journal Why not start a husband/wife journal?