The Bedroom:

Battleground or Playground?

The Secrets of a Satisfying Marriage Genesis 2:22 & 25

Gen 2:22 & 25 (LB) "Then Gode made... a woman and brought her to the man. 'This is it!' Adam exclaimed... The man and his wife were both naked, but neither was embarrassed or ashamed."

Why God Created Sex


1. The right attitude

" For everything God Created is good, and nothing is to be rejected, but all is to be received with a prayer of thanks." 1 Tim. 4:4 (GN)

"Marriage is honorable and the marriage bed undefiled." Heb. 13:4

"Be happy, yes rejoice in your wife... let her... tender embrace satisfy you. Let her love alone fill you with delight." Pr. 5:18-19 (LB)

"Use every part of your body to glorify God."

2. The right atmosphere

"... You have made me eager for love..." Song of Solomon 6:12 (GN)

Creating the Atmosphere

(Song of Solomon - Good News Translation)

3. The right adjustments

" a man should fulfill his duty as a husband and a woman should fulfill her duty as a wife, and each should satisfy the other's needs. The wife's body doesn't belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body doesn't belong to him alone but also to his wife." 1 Cor. 7:3-4 (GN/NIV)

"You husbands must be careful of your wives, being thoughtful of their needs..." 1 Peter 3:7 (LB)

"So do not deprive each other of sexual relations. The only exception to this rule would be the agreement of both husband and wife to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time, so they can give themselves more completely to prayer. Afterward they should come together again so that Satan won't be able to tempt them because of thier lasck of self-contol." 1 corinthians 7:5-7 (NLT)

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