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I was so encouraged the other day by blogger Lori Byerly, who shared in her post that when she and
I recently received an email from a woman expressing her deep regret about not addressing the sexual intimacy struggles in her marriage sooner.
She has given me permission to share her story, with the hope that it will help other wives realize the deep significance of sexual intimacy in a marriage.
The problem with marriage blogs is that there are always exceptions to what they say…
…and this can be particularly devastating to someone who finds themselves smack dab in the middle of the exception.
I have a theory.
My theory is that one of the stumbling blocks in so many marriages where sex is a struggle is that those couples have not heard positive messages about sex from other married couples.
….after we get used to being married.
…after we aren’t so tired with the newborn.
…after we are more established in our jobs.
If you bought a ticket for a seat in a new $131 million baseball stadium, you would be fairly confident
I start this post not with a story about marriage, but with a vulnerable story about parenting.
I do have a point about marriage, though, so hang in there with me.
I’ve felt humbled lately. And by lately, I mean the past three years.
One of my regular gigs is speaking on abstinence to teenagers.
I always ask the teens, “How many of you have seen bad marriages?”
Nearly all the hands go up.
Then I ask, “How many of you have seen good marriages?”
There really is no better time in history than right now to have a fabulous marriage.
What?!!! Have I lost my mind?!
I can hear many of you now…
We are creatures of habit.
There is a lot — I mean a lot — of truth in that observation.
Sometimes the way we do life or even navigate minuscule daily tasks becomes so woven into our fabric. It’s not until something challenges the circumstances or routine that we get tripped up.