Saturday, November 28, 2015
Husbands, Earn Access To Your Wife
Consider the fact that a woman has every right to expect that her husband will earn access to the marriage bed. As the apostle Paul states, the husband and wife no longer own their own bodies, but each now belongs to the other (see 1 Corinthians 7:4). At the same time, Paul instructed men to love their wives even as Christ has loved the church (see Ephesians 5:25). Even as wives are commanded to submit to the authority of their husbands (see verse 22), the husband is called to a far higher standard of Christlike love and devotion toward his wife. Therefore, when I say that a husband must regularly "earn" privileged access to the marital bed, I mean that a husband owes his wife the confidence, affection, and emotional support that would lead her to freely give herself to her husband in the act of sex.
R. Albert Mohler, Jr., “Desire and Deceit: The Real Cost of Sexual Tolerance,” pg.38