I would tell them that each relationship is like a ladder. I named it the “Intimacy Ladder.” The bottom rung is for playful conversation and flirting. On this rung with a member of the opposite sex, all feels exhilarating. Playful conversations, learning how to truly listen to another person and discovering the sameness in you both is a great rung to be on! It is also a great place in “the river.” It should not be rushed past, but instead relished.
Our culture has no idea how to make a marriage last a lifetime. Instead, look to the Bible to find out how to do marriage God’s Way. God has a plan for marriage that will give you hope and joy in the journey!
The most amazing things started to happen between my husband and me as I continued to sprinkle blessings into his life on a daily basis. I felt more connected to him. Our romance increased. He seemed more confident and relaxed. I hadn’t anticipated these benefits, as I knew better than to go into an endeavor like this with a boatload of expectations.
If you are anything like me, you probably never realized how important and purposeful your marriage bedroom is to your marriage. It took me many years to realize the change that I would see and feel when I changed the way I looked at “our space.”
I do believe wives are to honor and respect their husbands as we are taught in scripture. But when it comes to biblical submission, in order for us to get it right, we have to understand one key thing: Husbands are not our ultimate authority.
We are so used to letting conditional love rule our hearts and create distance between us and our loved ones. Every hurt creates a little more distance and distrust. A relationship can’t bloom like that…