Monday, February 4, 2013

Kiss Your Way to a Better Marriage ~ Week 3 Marriage Challenge

Kiss Your Way to a Better Marriage ~ Week 3 Marriage Challenge

There is something about the sparkle in a wife’s eye, the smile that says I adore you, the curves of her body, the sweet smell of her perfume, the way she moves in the dark…that draws a man to his wife.

Proverbs 30:18,19 says“There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand; the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a maiden.”

For most men the physical need for intimacy is more than just physical – it is emotional. Just as we long to remain desirable to our husband’s, our husband’s long to know that they are still desirable to us. Their big ol’ egos might not let them admit it – but it’s there.

Within our God given femininity, we have the power to make our men feel stronger, more capable, more confident and loved in all areas – simply by responding to his initiatives.  Also, studies have shown that kissing is a great stress-reliever and improves bonding in a couple.

I once had the opportunity to talk with Dr. David Clarke, in person, about marriage.  He has counseled broken marriages for over 20 years and is the author of almost 10 books on marriage — in this 54 second video, he explains how to “kiss your way to a better marriage”:

 (if you cannot see the video above - click here to view it)

 (if you cannot see the video above - click here to view it)
Many of our marriages are much less than God intended them to be because we’ve stopped kissing!
So this week’s challenge is:
Pursue kissing your husband. Purpose to meet him at the door with a whopper of a kiss!
Solomon 5:16 says “His mouth is sweetness itself; he is altogether lovely.”
Also, respond to his initiatives for intimacy.  “S*x is like a silent cheer.” ~ Paula Rinehart
Be available, agreeable and interested.(~Linda Dillow, Intimate Issues)
For some readers – this is going to be an especially tough challenge.  If your love has run out – you don’t need to manufacture it on your own - remember where love comes from, (I John 4:,7,8) love comes from God.  Go to God in prayer, be honest –ask God to help bring the spark back to your marriage and restore the love you once had.
Our men feel stronger, more capable, and built up when we respond to their advances with a smile. Seek to give your husband a back rub, or shower together, be creative! Purpose to kiss your husband like you mean it this week!
“When you touch your husband’s deepest need something good almost always happens!”~Dr. Emerson Eggerich
Chime In: If you are participating, share with us how this challenge is going!  How has your husband responded?
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