“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works» (Hebrews 10:24).
AFTER THIRTY FIVE years of marriage, they began to realize that their marriage relationship had lasted mostly because of their two children’s presence.
Now those children were adults, lived their own life away from each other, and had established their independence. Suddenly, the couple looked at each other in surprise, recognizing in their mutual gaze that they were truly strangers.
The fractures in their relationship occurred almost imperceptibly, little by little, without big disagreements or conflicts that were impossible to solve. Time simply led them to monotony; from monotony to indifference; from indifference to lack of expressions of love. All these important elements in marriage caused detachment and a subsequent death of love. By the time they realized it, there was nothing left between them. Marital fractures sometimes times happen this way; neither of them want, expect or even suspect it, but love heads straight to a slow, painless death.
Dear friend, intimacy in marriage should be cared for daily and under all circumstances. In many marriages, intimacy is only sustained through sexual expression, but the reality is that this can only be truly enjoyed when all other aspects of married life are also nurtured: simple actions through which spouses connect intimately; kind and honest words; giving the other person what he or she does not expect to receive; offering to satisfy our spouses needs, etc.
Tenderness, sensitivity and the ability to show affection are a woman’s most distinctive features. God yearns to have intimacy and to be close to His daughters;
His example should be an inspiration to move us emotionally to provide care and closeness to our husband.
That’s possible only if we’re willing to open our hearts and enjoy an intimate relationship with Jesus.
The world needs women who open up their arms and hearts, and minister to their husbands.
A fractured marriage can be repaired through your womanly delicacy and the conviction that you’re doing what’s best for your husband and your home.