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The Purpose of Marriage

Photo by Alvin Mahmudov on Unsplash God intended marriage to be a living picture of the relationship between Jesus and His Bride, the Church. We think of a “church” as a building today. But when Jesus talks about His Church, He is talking about His chosen people, the ones He has chosen out of this […]

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When Your Husband Is Too Handsy

Photo by andrew welch on Unsplash Note – this particular post is written in response some wives who had similar issues with good-willed husbands who were genuinely just trying to be playful and flirty with their wives and who were not abusive, violent, or mentally unstable. The usual scenario goes like this: A husband playfully […]

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When You Want Your Husband to Initiate Sex

Photo by Edward Cisneros on Unsplash It’s beneficial for wives to know that this is a pretty common issue. They are not alone. In my research, my understanding is that for 40% of couples, the wife has the higher sex drive. Of course, this dynamic changes even in an individual marriage over time. Men tend […]

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Can I Be a Sexually Immoral Christian?

Photo by mark chaves on Unsplash Here’s the short answer: Nope. Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of […]

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Withholding Sex

Photo by Nik Lanús on Unsplash First, let’s define “withholding sex” so that we are on the same page. Withholding sex would mean – I purposely won’t have sex with my husband when I am actually able to.  (This applies to both spouses, but I only write for women, so I will be addressing only […]

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Thriving in a Marriage without Sex If Necessary

Before we get married, we tend to think to ourselves, “Wow, once we are married, I’ll get to have sex with my guy any time I want! It will be AWESOME!” There is often (but not always) a beautiful honeymoon period where both husband and wife are delighted in being together and enjoying sex together. […]

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Let’s Talk about Sex!

Photo by Rhema Kallianpur on Unsplash Lord, I thank You for creating men, women, marriage, and sex. Thank You for Your good design. I pray for Your healing for the sex lives of my readers – so that their marriages might be vibrant, healthy, and most of all, that Your Name might be greatly glorified […]

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Ten Reasons to Consider Fasting

  Fasting is not a topic we discuss much in some church circles – especially not the ones where I have grown up. We’d rather have a big fellowship supper! But fasting is something I believe we may each want to very prayerfully consider. It is a spiritual discipline that benefits believers and the church, […]

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“Are Particular Sexual Activities Wrong in Marriage?”

ABOUT MY APPROACH TO THIS POST: I haven’t stated my personal convictions about specific sexual activities in marriage for a variety of reasons. One reason is that last year, God convicted me that Romans 14 admonishes believers to keep our personal convictions about “disputable matters” private. The sharing of personal convictions tends to cause a […]

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