One of the ways we’ve tried to make love last is by realizing that “being horny” wasn’t the only reason we could have sex. After all, there are many seasons of a person’s life when they just don’t have a lot of time or energy for being turned on. So, instead, we experienced a major sexual paradigm shift. With every little reason to celebrate (good news, job promotions, family accomplishments, answers to prayer), having sex with each other simply makes the occasion feel all the more special.
When we come home from work stressed, sex can de-stress us to a great degree. If we are feeling lethargic, a few minutes of sex followed by a little basking in the afterglow can recharge our batteries and help us make it through the rest of the evening. When one of us is feeling blue, sexual intimacy brings great comfort to us both. In other words, thinking of having sex isn’t just something we do when we physically crave sexual release. Thinking of sex has become a way of bonding ourselves together in a very intimate, powerful way-through both the good times and the bad.
Father God, give us your vision for healthy sexuality. Show us the power it holds to bond us together spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Give us a supernatural sensitivity to one another, teaching us to truly minister to one another’s deepest needs through a more intimate connection with one another. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
by Shannon Ethridge. Copyright 2013. All Rights Reserved. Published by W Publishing Group, and imprint of Thomas Nelson, Nashville, TN. Used by Permission. Not to be copied without Publisher’s prior written approval.