What kind of “sex-pectations” do you and your spouse have?
In the book Married Sex: A Christian Couple’s Guide to Reimagining Your Love Life, co-authors Gary Thomas and Debra Fileta define “sex-pectations” as beliefs about sex that couples have going into marriage.
Those expectations are often unhealthy. Aligning them with reality can be challenging. A great place to start is adopting a biblical perspective of sex, which will promote a healthy sex life in your relationship.
God designed sex for married couples to enjoy, but physical, emotional, and spiritual limitations often hold them back. That’s why sex is both the greatest blessing that a couple can experience in marriage as well as the greatest source of struggle. Some of the most meaningful affirmation within marriage comes from a healthy sex life, while an unhealthy sex life produces some of the deepest rejection.
Your sex life can drive a wedge into your marriage. Or it can bond you together.
Co-authors Gary Thomas and Debra Fileta are with us on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Improving Your Sex Life to Improve Your Marriage” to offer godly encouragement to married couples for improving their sexual relationship.
Our conversation explores:
- the blessing of sex within marriage,
- what sex does for us relationally, physically, and spiritually
- how sex reveals God’s goodness in that He would create bodies capable of enjoying the pleasures of sex.
This program is part of our “Best of” programs for 2022, airing throughout the month of December. It isn’t graphic, but it is a frank, godly discussion that husbands and wives can listen to together. We recommend that you direct the attention of younger listeners elsewhere, or you can listen at your convenience on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or take us with you on our free phone app.
Gary and Debra’s book Married Sex: A Christian Couple’s Guide to Reimagining Your Love Life is available for a gift of any amount. And when you help Focus on the Family today with a gift, your donation will be DOUBLED for twice the impact in helping others through this ministry. My thanks to generous donors who have made that possible. For more information on how to be involved, call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459), or click here.