Title: "What Is The Biblical Basis For MarriageRomance.com?" Author: Unknown
Could it be the greatest cause of divorce in Christian marriages is a break down of intimacy in the bedroom? Would a married couple divorce each other if they were having great sex together resulting in strong bonds of love?
A professed strong relationship with God is not enough to keep a marriage healthy. Why? While a strong love for God should also imply a strong love for your spouse and a strong friendship with your spouse and a strong intimate relationship with your spouse, the truth is there are many married Christian couples who profess to have a strong relationship with God but do not have a strong friendship with their spouse and a strong intimate relationship with their spouse.
If a Christian couple does not have a strong love for each other, then when one of them has a weakening of their faith in God, the marriage may unravel.
God wants each married couple to have a strong friendship love for each other. The Bible teaches that even if you profess to love God but you do not love your brother, or in this case your spouse, you do not really love God. It is not enough to say you have God's love (Agape Love) for your spouse. Because if you truly have God's love for your spouse, you will also have a strong friendship love (Phileo Love) resulting in romantic love (Eros Love) for your spouse.
A way you can know if you truly love God is to ask yourself if you have a strong friendship love (Phileo Love) and strong romantic love (Eros Love) love for your spouse.
If a married couple has a strong marriage based not only on a professed faith in God, but as God wants, also based on a strong friendship and sexual bonds, then if one partner's faith in God wanes, the marriage will still stay strong.
This is not a new concept. The apostle Paul warned that a husband and wife should not withhold sex from each other except for a short time for prayer and fasting and only when the couple agrees. Paul said in I Corinthians 7:5, Do not deprive each other, except perhaps by mutual consent for a time, to be free for prayer, but then return to one another, so that Satan may not tempt you through your lack of self-control.
What happens in many marriages is that when there are arguments or conflict in the marriage, couples do withhold sex from each other, or else they give sex to each other without enjoying it and it ends up ruining the close love relationship. And in Christian marriages, the marriage relationship ends up being held together based on faith in God alone, instead of a combination of faith in God coupled with a strong friendship and strong sexual bonds.
The founders of MarriageRomance.com searched the scriptures and prayed for a way to help couples maintain a strong sexual relationship during stressful times and thus adhere to Paul's advice in a way that is not mechanical but rather edifying to the marriage.
After much prayer and research they discovered that if they read together modern day Song of Solomon type marriage love stories, this increased their passion for each other. Click here
to see why.
The founders continued to search the scriptures to see if this would be acceptable and glorifying to God. They also sought the advice of Pastors, and Christian leaders and Theologians.
They were told that it would not be sinful for a married couple to read anonymous marriage love stories as a way to add passion to their marriage.
The founders considered the benefits of helping save marriages from divorce and helping build stronger marriages and the benefits of having the site be a light to the world and a moral beacon and they compared these pros to the cons which were that the website would probably be misused by some. Click here
to see how the site can be misused.
The founders decided it is definitely glorifying to God to save marriages from divorce and help them build stronger marriages and that those who would misuse the site would misuse something else in it's place if it were not there. The founders felt that the Godly writings which promote marriage and Godly character within marriage would actually help many to be healed of bad sexual habits.
And so they started MarriageRomance.com.
MarriageRomance.com is here to help married couples enjoy each other so they may be better equipped to serve God and we pray marriages will be blessed through the site.
Proverbs 5:18 says, Let your spring be blessed. Rejoice in the wife of your youth. Use www.MarriageRomance.com as you would a fine wine, for special occasions and stressful evenings.
We thank all the married couples who contribute writings which encourage others and make the site possible.