Why an Orgasm Is Not the Pinnacle of Sexual Maturity

The intricate connection between your faith and your sex life
Why an Orgasm Is Not the Pinnacle of Sexual Maturity

Put a man and a woman together, and the odds are that immaturity and selfishness will overflow even while they attempt to create a meaningful relationship. The common explanation for relational problems is their families of origin, but the root of the problem is actually more serious to overcome: two sinners coming together. From arranged marriages to traditional dating to online dating to cohabitation, all the methods of matching can't avoid this inherent problem. Marrying in the will of God doesn't change that reality either. The honeymoon always ends. However, I believe that working to develop both spiritual and sexual maturity can help a couple glorify God and avoid serious relational problems.

There is a consistent dynamic I've noticed while counseling thousands of Christian couples from across America in our weeklong intensive counseling program. It looks like this: The wife feels a loss of sexual interest in her husband while she also considers herself to be more spiritually mature than him, while her husband has more interest in sex with her, but he considers himself to be more spiritually immature. In this common scenario, both husband and wife are missing something. If two sinners are going to struggle well in developing a God-glorifying relationship, they must both strive to be spiritually and sexually mature. To be spiritually mature you must be sexually mature; to be sexually mature you must be spiritually mature.

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Intimacy; Marriage; Relationship with God; Relationships; Sex; Spiritual Walk; Spouse
Today's Christian Woman, March Week 1, 2014
Posted March 5, 2014

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