Love, Sex & Fairy Tales

Posted: February 12, 2012 in Love and Marriage, Videos
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Ephesians 5:22-33 (NIV) 22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church– 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” 32 This is a profound mystery–but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

What ruins your fairy tale when it comes to love, sex or marriage?  I’m sure we’ve all been DISAPPOINTED at some point and in some way. Some have been DAMAGED by the abuses, mistakes or perversions of it.  The truth is that God designed love, sex, and marriage to be the source of ultimate joy, happiness and satisfaction. No matter what has happened in your past, no matter how much pain you’ve endured, you can RECLAIM what God intended through the power of Christ.

What if the ultimate goal of every husband was to serve his wife?  Sacrifice for her? Give his life for her?

What if the ultimate goal of every wife was to respect her husband?  Submit to his godly leadership?

Maybe he could serve her by: helping her around the house; complimenting her inner and outer beauty; thanking her; putting her needs first; helping her accomplish her dreams, goals or pursuits.

Maybe she could respect him by: praising him in public & in private, following his leadership, downplaying his weaknesses, praying for him daily, pleasing him physically.

What if they put God first?  What if they put their SPOUSE ahead of THEMSELVES?

I challenge you to be the man or woman God is calling you to be.  How is it helping your marriage?  How is it breathing life into your relationship?  How is it rekindling the romance?

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