When Marital Intimacy Is Opposed, Fight Back!
Modern day marriages frequently fail. The tragic truth is, a marriage doesn’t have to end in a divorce to be deemed a failure.
A husband and wife who have abandoned the art of communication find themselves living in indifferent silence. This is not biblical.
An independent-natured wife, glorying in autonomy, doesn’t think twice about making major household decisions without consulting her husband. This is not biblical.
A self-absorbed husband immediately rushes to the TV after a long day at work, preferring entertainment to the effort of giving his wife affection. This is not biblical.
Weary of being ignored by her inattentive husband, a wife confides in her sympathetic coworker, a man who genuinely seems to enjoy listening to her. This is not biblical.
A husband, frustrated by the continual disrespect of his domineering wife, now feels justified in disrespecting her with what he looks at. This is not biblical.
Marriages are often fraught with disillusionment, unrealistic expectations, communication challenges, and trust issues. Satan will ruthlessly attack its sacredness with every weapon he has. The glimmering allure of adultery, the enticement of an emotional affair, the fear of vulnerability, the tension of financial hardship, and the perversion of the biblical roles of man and wife are just a few of the temptations and trials that succeed in dismantling marital unity. Here’ s the reality every couple must face: a marriage must be built upon biblical foundations and edified daily by both the husband and wife in order to flourish. Husbands and wives need to work at their marriages diligently and consistently, conforming to their respective roles established by God’s Word. The key to being a godly husband or wife is understanding and embracing your God appointed role within a marriage relationship.
“Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her. . .” –Ephesians 5: 22-25
The upcoming marriage conference on February 18th, taught by both Pastor Eric Collom from Calvary Christian Fellowship and Pastor Ted Leavenworth from Reliance Church, will address the biblical roles for husbands and wives. This illuminating convention, entitled Not Ashamed, is comprised of four sessions aimed at cultivating marital intimacy. It will take a revealing look at what Scripture unabashedly teaches about love, respect, and marital responsibility. The training will be instrumental to guiding a healthier, godlier, and more fulfilling marriage for every couple, whether you have been happily married for years or are desperately struggling to preserve the relationship.
So what are you waiting for? February 12th is the last day to sign up! This one-day marriage conference will be held at the Temecula Community Center Saturday, the 18th. Don’t miss this opportunity to grow closer to God and closer to your spouse. Cost is $30 per couple, and lunch is included. Register at the Connection Center by this Sunday to reserve your place!