Sex, God, and Marriage by Johann Christoph Arnold - Download link
Description : Unlike the vast majority of "marriage books", "Sex, God, and Marriage" digs deeper than the usual "issues" and goes to the root: our relationship with God, and the defining power of that relationship over all others in our lives. Arnold addresses the deep pain resulting from the cycle of broken relationships and the misuse of sexual intimacy.
His words offer healing, a new beginning, and a sense of hope to those who have experienced discouragement or failure. Home page url.
For Jews, the marriage covenant symbolically represents the covenant between God and his people, Israel. For Christians, marriage goes beyond the earthly covenant also, as a divine picture of the relationship between Christ and his Bride, the Church.
It is a spiritual representation of our relationship with God. The Bible does not give specific directions about a marriage ceremony , but it does mention weddings in several places. Jesus attended a wedding in John 2. Wedding ceremonies were a well-established tradition in Jewish history and in Bible times. Scripture is clear about marriage being a holy and divinely established covenant.
God, Sex and Marriage
It is equally clear about our obligation to honor and obey the laws of our earthly governments, which are also divinely established authorities. When Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4, he revealed something significant that we often miss in this passage. In verses , Jesus said to the woman:. The woman had been hiding the fact that the man she was living with was not her husband. Living with a person in sexual union did not constitute a "husband and wife" relationship. Jesus made that plain here.
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Therefore, position number one the couple is married in the eyes of God when the physical union is consummated through sexual intercourse does not have a foundation in Scripture. Romans is one of several passages in Scripture that refers to the importance of believers honoring governmental authority in general:.
These verses give position number two the couple is married in the eyes of God when the couple is legally married stronger biblical support. The problem, however, with a legal process only is that some governments require couples to go against the laws of God to be legally married. Also, there were many marriages that took place in history before governmental laws were established for marriage. Then I will give you my love.
Beneath the apple tree I awakened you; … Put me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, jealousy is as severe as Sheol; its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord.
Many waters cannot quench love; nor will rivers overflow it. But she then focused on him as a total person and their relationship. Men often make the mistake of focusing only on the physical side of sex.
Sex is much more than a physical act that ends in a few minutes. Sex actually brings two people together in body, soul, and spirit.
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When the soul and spirit parts of sex are missing, the woman will feel empty, undesired, and used. One woman I counseled confessed that her husband approached her only one night a month. If a marriage is going through a rocky spell, or a spouse is struggling with an emotionally difficult issue, the problems will almost always manifest themselves in the sexual relationship.
Sex acts like a gauge, measuring the depth of a relationship. For the woman I just described, the physical experience left her lonely and longing for true companionship. For sex to be truly satisfying for both partners, each has to be totally open and vulnerable to the other.
Each person must feel needed, wanted, accepted, and loved sacrificially. Sexual adjustment takes time in every marriage. We exist to help you succeed in the three most important relationships in life. God, Spouse, Kids.