Marriage is a sacred beautiful and intimate relationship uniquely shared by a husband and wife in the privacy of their lives. Genesis 1:28 (NIV) proofs its sanctity and shows that it is amongst God’s first commandment to man.
God blessed them and said to them “Be fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it” (Genesis 1:28). Married couples, intimacy is good. The idea that God designed our reproductive organs for our enjoyment is a surprise to some people, but know that God created all parts of the human body.
SPORTING IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
It may be hard to think of Old Testament saints as being good lovers but they were. In fact, Genesis 26:6-11 records Isaac ‘sporting’ (cuddling) with his wife, Rebecca, as observed by King Abimelech. Intimacy in marriage is sweet, let’s talk about it. Intimacy in marriage is not a sin. 1st Corinthians 7:9 says “It is better to marry than to burn.” Why? Because there is a legitimate, God-ordained method for realizing the natural pleasure he has created in human beings. 1st Corinthians 7:2-5 says “But because of immoralities, let each man have his own wife and let each woman have her own husband. Let the husband fulfil his duty to his wife and likewise also the wife of her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time that you may devote yourselves to prayers. And come together again lest Satan tempt you because of your lack of self-control.”
I believe the first purpose of a woman’s creation is companionship, which leads to intimacy. When God created man, He realized that man could not be fulfilled without a woman. God decided to create us in order for men to be complete. Let’s reason this together, as Christians, you can pay people to wash your clothes and cook your food, but it is a sin to hire someone to be intimate with you, whether you are married or not. This job can never be delegated to someone else. Your job as a married woman is yours and yours alone for life.
As a married woman, please always prepare for intimacy the way you prepare for your husband. Intimacy is not only sweet when you need children, but should always be enjoyed even when you don’t need children. Love is the most important ingredient in marriage.