How Porn Affects Marriage

Guest post by Mike Taylor

Many couples who report problems in their marriage often point to a poor sex life. When the desire to perform sexually is there but there are emotional barriers to sexual intimacy, it can really strain a marriage. Humans need sex and intimacy—it’s a deep biological condition—so when there Read more of this post

Sex: Grace Behind the Bedroom Door

Marriage Day

As we’re preparing to release our new e-book, a devotional for married couples, we are moved by just how practical biblical teaching is on the subject of sex in marriage.

Hyper-spiritualizing sex is detrimental to our ability to experience physical intimacy in marriage as it was designed–to be relational, spiritual and regular.   As Christians, we believe that our faith transforms even the most common life-function into something that must be glorifying to God (Colossians 3:17).  However, we must also acknowledge that many of the common functions of life–eating, talking….sex–have very pragmatic considerations too.  Hyper-spiritualizing sex is the practice of regarding the spiritual aspects of something at the expense of its natural aspects.

Christ and Apostle Paul each were very pragmatic in their treatment of sex while also recognizing the supernatural exchanges inherent to it.  Jesus invokes both the spiritual impact and the natural recourse of our sexual behaviors in Matthew chapters 5 and 19.  Paul does likewise in I Corinthians 7 and elevates the duty of mates toward one another sexually to a very high standard.  He teaches sex should be engaging, fulfilling and a regular part of married life.

This post is not to examine those teachings but to say that our reading of them as well as the entirety of scripture should not be merely to adopt a high-minded theological position on the power and purposes of human sexuality but to implore couples to be willing to discover how scripture guides us toward fruitful sexual behaviors.  We must prayerfully read and rightly divide God’s word so that we make right applications to our lives (2 Timothy 2:15).

If you are married or on a journey toward marriage, ask God to give you a fresh vision for the role of sex in marriage.  His grace does not stop at the bedroom door, allowing law to take over.  There is more virtue to sex than vice.

February 14: The Story of Valentine’s Day

Valentine's day countdown

Valentine’s Day Countdown (Photo credit: Julie K)

On Thursday, Feb. 14, think of a man.  He was a young priest, wholly committed to his faith in Christ.  When it was declared by the state that soldiers could not marry, he performed their weddings secretly.  Once discovered, he was  Read more of this post

Married Sex: 10 Steps to a More Exciting Romp

Waves crashing

God created sex for marriage.  It is good…when we, as married couples, allow ourselves to experience one another in a spirit of generosity.

Below are 10 steps that married couples can use to progressively heighten arousal and Read more of this post

Why I Love My Husband!

Why I Love My HusbandIt is good to remember to share with our spouses verbal affirmations of what they mean to us and to celebrate their endearing qualities.  In support of the Happy Wives Club’s first link up party, we at ThePureBed.com have decided to list 10 reasons why we love our husbands. Read more of this post

Help Get The Message Out

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Hello all!

It was a very productive summer for TPB.  We’re publishing a couple of new books, updating our inventory and redesigning our categories and we have done quite a few media interviews.

One of the interviews was with a major network nationally televised news show here in the United States.  Over two days, camera crews sat with us to document what we do.  We were able to share what we believe God’s heart is for sex in marriages.  This was a wonderful experience for us and the technical crew, producers and interviewer were all great to us.

To complete the interview piece for their broadcast, the news show would like to interview married Christian couples who have used marital aids in their marriage.  TPB’s interview centered around the ethics of sex in the church and why we do what we do.  We are excited to have this huge platform to expose couples to a fresh vision for sexual intimacy in the context of marriage.  We hope that some of you would prayerfully consider helping in that regard.

If you are willing to consider being interviewed, you may contact us at info@thepurebed.com with your name and a day and night contact number or with your questions about this opportunity.   We will not contact you, however.  Your information will be passed to the network’s producer we’re working with who will contact you to discuss the piece and answer your questions.

Of course, this opportunity is time sensitive as we will likely forward the first few inquiries.

Don’t Settle

Couple arguing

When we’re dating someone we’re really into, there may be tells that the developing relationship may not be healthy.  But we have a way of overriding our internal dialog.  “Don’t give me no bad news!”

And we can be quite creative in changing that internal dialog to Read more of this post

Sex: A Love Offering

Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. I Corinthians 7:3 (King James Version of the Holy Bible)

Sex.

You do know that Apostle Paul is talking about sex in I Corinthians 7:3, don’t you?  He is making the point that a Read more of this post

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