Tuesday, August 19, 2008

4 ways sex helps your husband

Four reasons to love your husband by caring for his physical needs: it increases his

  • confidence in family, ministry, and work;
  • closeness to and communication with you;
  • contentment with life and his marriage;
  • commitment to sexual purity.
And guys, here's a hint: it works in reverse for women. If you nurture qualities like your wife's confidence and contentment, she will find it much easier and more enjoyable to initiate and respond to physical closeness.

This was taken partly from what people told me about the talks by Philip Jenson and Caremelina Read at Equip ministry wives, and partly from conversations with men and women.

6 comments:

mattnbec said...

Thanks. I think we (wives) need to be thinking carefully about this topic but in practice, often don't talk about it.

http://makinghome.blogspot.com/2008/03/being-sexy-for-your-husband-part-five.html addresses some similar stuff.

On a slightly different track, but a really interesting way to think about it, http://makinghome.blogspot.com/2008/05/husband-on-wife-imposed-rice-diet.html .

Bec

Jean said...

Thanks, Bec, I wanted to put that last link in but didn't have time to find it!! Great post.

Cat Balloo said...

Don't you just love genderalisations.

Jean said...

Tee hee. :)

Susie said...

Hi there. Sounds a bit like the Carolyn Mahaney book, Feminine Appeal that I am reading. Her chapter on purity encourages women to "make love to your husband!" Have you read it?
Suz

Jean said...

I've read parts of it, still planning to read the rest! Haven't got to that chapter, though. They're reading it next month at Equip book club if you're interested. So I guess I'd better finish it!