Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Big O

OK... you must be thinking OMGoodness or wanting to read quickly to get to the "good stuff".  Actually, this is what title we like for the class we want to teach on marriage and intimacy/sex.  Do you think it will catch people's attention?  There is actually more to the title, it is The Big O: Oneness.  We even came up with a cool graphic/logo for it.

Marriage is all about two people (a man and a woman) coming together as one.  In Genesis2:24 it says "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become ONE flesh."  This is an important verse for all marriages.  There are three components that are essential for a strong marriage. 

1.  The man leaves his parents and in a public act, promises himself to his wife.
2.  The man and woman are joined together by taking responsibility for each other's welfare and by loving their mate above all others.
3.  The two become one flesh in the intimacy and commitment of sexual union that is reserved for marriage.

(These three points come from the commentary of the NIV: Life Application Bible.)

Marriage is a gift from God and He created marriage to be a lifelong commitment.  In Matthew 19:6 it says "So they are no longer two, but one.  Therefore, what God has joined together , let man not separate."  Marriage binds two individuals together socially, intellectually and spiritually; also, intimacy needs to be developed emotionally and physically.

God created marriage and the act of sex.  I for one am VERY glad He did!  This topic will be the focus of future discussions.  Sex makes a tremendous difference in the life of your marriage! 

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