ROADBLOCKS (Day 4 of 7)
(Need to start at the beginning? Day 1)
Sexual stuff has sooo many roadblocks. I think this is one of the more common areas of attack on a marriage. If you can mess up a sex life, you’ve hobbled the marriage.
That said, we just need to be aware and wise, and do what we can to grow our marriages healthy and strong.
But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 1 Corinthians 7:2-4
I’m going to list a few sex saboteurs off the top of my head. If you think of others, please do comment.
Sexual abuse, past promiscuity, porn/erotica use, family lies, cultural lies, being too busy, anger, unforgiveness, physical injury, depression, lack of emotional intimacy, drifting in relationship, sexual selfishness, unfaithfulness, … I’m sure there’s more. There are even some “normal life” things like a period of loss or grieving. Having a baby or catching the flu can stall out bedroom fun for a while.
I think the point here is that identifying and working on any stresses is key. Ignoring or denying a problem will not bring about good change.
Have a talk with God about the things you struggle with sexually.