Far too many Christian married couples live with a secret shame and frustration — their sexual relationship is not meeting their perceived needs or expectations. Unfortunately, they are more focused on the mechanics of their sexual activity and have no vision for God’s greater design of their intimacy with each other or with Him. Few couples have ever prayed about their sexual relationship and may feel like God and their sexuality are disconnected. Dr. Juli Slattery recognizes that many couples have a poor foundation for understanding God’s design for intimacy — that our sexual relationship is a metaphor for the intimacy God longs to have with each one of us. Therefore, God is very interested in our sexuality and, in fact, designed sex for our pleasure. Juli encourages married couples to have “covenant love” rather than contractual love. Just as God created an everlasting covenant with us, husbands and wives are supposed to pursue covenant love with each other. Juli describes 4 “pillars” of this love — (1) faithfulness, (2) intimate knowing, (3) sacrificial love, and (4) celebration.
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