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Covenant Intimacy By Bynum Bond

bynum20160216Often times covenant intimacy is not a topic most want to talk about in a marriage. I don’t know how much more anyone can express that communication plays a big part in a marriage whether it’s verbal or nonverbal. When it comes to communicating with your spouse, there should be no limit because something so small can become so big if it’s not discussed. This topic takes a LOT of COMMUNICATION with your spouse.

Covenant intimacy should be a topic that is communicated in person with your spouse so you both can have a full understanding and be sensitive to the topic. God created sex in a marriage to be shared and when it’s not shared, it may result in one or both spouse’s being vulnerable to other temptations that’s not pleasing to God and it dishonors your marriage. When we withhold romance from our spouses, it can possibility make them feel rejected. Withholding sex from your spouse is sin (read 1 Corinthians 7:1-16 [ESV] to learn more.) Being married is not about you; it’s about meeting one another’s needs.

I can admit when my husband and I first began discussing this topic, I was thinking, “Larry, really? Why do we have to sit and talk about this (laughing)?” But I understand it now. My husband sat down and explained it biblically to help me understand what God says about it and how He created it for marriages. Just because you are married doesn’t mean you can’t keep the spark alive in your marriage. So sit down and have a “covenant intimacy” conversation and do some evaluating with one another. It’s healthy for your marriage.