FRIDAY January 19, 2018
An Affectionate Relationship
Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. - 1 Corinthians 7:3-4
Paul was bringing attention to another important aspect of marriage, that a husband must show affection to his wife and both husband and wife must yield to one another sexually because when they became married they became one––not two.
This is where marriages get into trouble. If a husband is not being nice to his wife and he is not taking care of her, then there will be fighting. Once they are having arguments what is one of the first things a woman will do? Often they will say to their husband, “Do not touch me,” meaning sexually. This causes major problems in the marriage. If the wife is bitter she will cause her husband to commit adultery because she will no longer yield to her husband sexually.
Understand, God created women in a different way; they are more emotional. A good wife, while her husband is working, has been taking care of the home––all the cooking, cleaning as well as diligently taking care of her children. Then, when the husband comes home and sits down and watches the television all night, he has not given her any attention or communication. When he wants to go to bed she does not respond. Men need to understand it does not work that way, there has to be a relationship between each other.
This is not the way God intended marriage to be. It is not good for a wife to become hardened or callous. Marriage is a union, where a wife has dependence on her husband and vice versa.
First man must choose his love, and then he must love his choice.
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