Thanks for your response to my last post, ladies.
I enjoyed hearing from you, responding to your feedback, and really appreciated all the “shares”.
I’m wrapping up the week with something a little different… instead of the handful of “weekend reads” I usually share, I’ve rounded up quite a list of fantastic articles pertaining to marriage and sexuality.
This is Valentine’s Day weekend, so obviously I’m thinking about romance in that context. But the bigger picture in my mind is helping women- starting with myself- sort through the sexual muck in our culture and clearly grasp what Biblical sexuality looks like.
If you’re a married woman, I believe you’ll glean a lot of wisdom, encouragement, and truth from these articles.
If you’re not married, I hope that what’s shared here will set a high water mark in your life for what a healthy, Biblical marriage should look like.
It’s time we reclaim Biblical sexuality in our lives, ladies!
To get started, please check out these three excellent posts…
- from Kristen Anderson, The real reason 50 Shades is so wildly popular (Hint: it’s not the sex). This article is well worth the read and articulates the brokenness of our culture so well.
- from Jennifer @ Royal Little Lambs, 10 Things I Want to Tell My Daughter About 50 Shades of Grey.
- from Kristen Smith, 50 Ways to Spice Up Your Marriage Without Shades of Grey
More reads for your weekend
(You can always pin this post and come back to it later, since there are so many links in this list!). If you find these posts helpful or encouraging, please share!
Biblical Sexuality for Wives
Is Sex a Priority (or an After-thought) in Your Marriage? by Jess Connell.
5 Reasons to Make Love (Even Though You’re Tired) by Jess Connell.
Sexuality: What it Should Be by Jaimie Ramsey
Marriage Defined– is homosexuality a sin? great post by Jaimie Ramsey
The Talk: 7 Steps to Introducing Your Child to Biblical Sexuality @ Intoxicated on Life
3 Ways to Make Your Sex Life Incredible @ Your Thriving Family
The Intimate Side of Marriage @ For Journey’s Sake
Real Life Marriage
Why I Didn’t Choose a Marriage That Would Make Me Happy @ Equipping Godly Women
Laughing Together: Choosing to be Joyful & Thankful in Marriage @ The Young Wife’s Guide
Top 10 Reasons for Divorce @ Whole Intentions
Marriage Advise to the Woman in a Good Marriage @ Imperfect Homemaker
Imperfect Marriage by Jaimie Ramsey
10 Myths About Getting Married Young @ The Young Wife’s Guide
Should Getting Married Before 25 Be Illegal? @ The Young Wife’s Guide
The Surprises of Marriage @ Feminine Adventures
A Hollywood Marriage versus a Biblical Marriage @ For Journey’s Sake
Building Your Marriage
Heart-to-Heart Time: 50 Questions to Ask @ Intoxicated on Life
Lifted Up in Your Child’s Eyes @ Your Thriving Family
Are There Termites In Your Marriage? @ For Journey’s Sake
Criticism: Marriage Toxin by Jaimie Ramsey
10 Ways for a Man to Encourage His Woman by Jaimie Ramsey
To Be Beautiful for My Husband by Jaimie Ramsey
Overcoming Hurdles to Intimacy
Postpartum Intimacy: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly @ Intimate Truths
How Good Communication Leads to Greater Intimacy in Marriage @ The Humbled Homemaker
Connecting With Your Spouse in an Over-Connected World @ The Humbled Homemaker
Building Trust in Marriage When He Has a Porn Past by Luke & Trisha
Husbands Who Watch Porn @ Intoxicated on Life
Beautiful Love Stories
He Restores @ The Humbled Homemaker (fantastic read!)
Our Story by Paula @ Whole Intentions
Valentine’s Day Tribute to My Husband @ The Encouraging Home
Why I Don’t Regret Our Frugal Wedding, Eleven Years Later @ Smithspirations
A Tribute to Three Decades of Love @ Feminine Adventures
If you need a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for your husband, check out this ReKindling Romance kit from Jami!
I think your man will love it! 😉
Kristy Howard is a pastor’s wife, second-generation homeschooling mom of five, and a passionate believer in friendship, coffee, and quiet time! Kristy writes about motherhood, ministry and life at KristysCottage.com.