Marriage is a Holy relationship created by God, and Intimacy strengthens marriage is vitally important.
This institution is so powerful that it will stand against anything that would come against it …ESPECIALLY satan.
God set his love into motion when he instituted marriage …he positioned this love where it would do the most good.
This intimacy must come through a husband and wife …just like God showed his love to us through Jesus Christ.
Its a choice that each mate must make if it’s going to be a strong intimacy/marriage.
Husbands love your wives
Paul gave us the formula to intimacy:
It will produce unbreakable intimacy that will accomplish Gods total plan for a couple.
Ephesians 5:25 “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,26 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,”
Wash your wife with The Word…what does that mean?
It means that her “soul” (her mind, will and emotions) is her husbands responsibility so-to-speak.
He is to keep the purity of God’s Word flowing into his wife’s soul so that she can be what God designed her to be.
This is man’s mandate from God
Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord
Paul also gave God’s formula to the wife so that she could be what God designed her to be from the very beginning.
Before Adam and Eve sinned and fell in The Garden of Eden God’s plan for the woman was powerful.
He had a plan that involved the woman that worked in tandem with the man in such a way
that they were to fill this universe with their offspring and teach them God’s will for them.
Jesus came to earth to COMPLETE what Adam and Eve did not …so his work here gave man and wooman all they need to finish God’s will.
So the woman is to receive The Word from the man and use it as God directs her. I promise you the results will be great!!!
The 5 Temperaments look as intimacy differently…
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