In today’s culture we are confronted with the acceptability of divorce. This is scary. Instead of those around us encouraging us to stay faithful to our vows, justifications are made for why divorce should be considered.
However, if we are living out our role in marriage according to Jesus’ example, we will love our spouse until the end! We won’t need to ever think about divorce! We will learn to endure and love unconditionally, just as Jesus loves.
In this week’s devotional we focus on one story in the Bible where Jesus spent intimate time with His closest friends.
Jesus wasn’t afraid to step out of the ‘normal’ and do something incredibly radical and intimate. During this story we see Jesus wash the disciples feet during supper.
How often have you been in the middle of dinner or another activity and you feel an inclination to do something out of the normal for your husband?
Do you do it? Or do you talk yourself out of it?
If jesus had not done this He would have missed an opportunity to experience deep intimacy with His friends and we would be missing out on an extraordinary example of love being shared with us through scripture.
In this devotional we also cover the truth that there is something to be said about how physical touch helps cultivate an environment for emotional intimacy to occur. Jesus shows how physical touch can provide the right atmosphere for important conversations to take place.
Blessed are we who do as Jesus did! To serve one another. It is true we should bless others and serve them, but how much more should we be doing this for our spouse.
I challenge you to be courageous to step out of the daily normal, be prepared, and initiate physical intimacy.
Here are a few ways you can do this:
- foot or back massage (Click here for an awesome massage resource)
- tickle rub
- playing with hair
- hand holding
- sitting on your husband’s lap
- washing each other’s feet
Our hearts should be motivated to participate in physical intimacy with our spouse! Don’t push it off and don’t withhold initiating until your husband does. Just do it!