“Do not deprive each other of sexual relations, unless you both agree to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time so you can give yourselves more completely to prayer. Afterward, you should come together again so that Satan won’t be able to tempt you because of your lack of self-control.” (1 Corinthians 7:5 NLT)
I find that most Christian men love the verse 1 Corinthians 7:5. We feel a sense of encouragement when we read the affirmation on how important sex is to marriage. We know sex brings our marriage connection, and intimacy and so much more. Many men, especially when sexual frequency is tested in their marriage, cling to this verse as a life line.
Kate recently wrote, “Emotionally Protecting Your Man” and one of the thoughts I had when reading her title was, “oh no is this going to be telling wives how to get their husband’s to be emotional?” Fortunately, it wasn’t that post, and Kate did a great job of encouraging wives to understand ‘man emotions’. So what does 1 Corinthians 7:5 have to do with emotionally protecting you wife?