As founders of the Facebook “Marriage” page, my wife Ashley and I have had thousands of interactions with people from all over the world who want to improve their marriages. We share principles which many people have credited with saving their marriages, but we can’t actually take credit for inventing these principles, we’ve taken them all straight from the Bible. (Sorry to disappoint you if you thought we were making all this stuff up ourselves!)
People are often surprised to learn what the Bible actually teaches about marriage. I’m a Christian and I wholeheartedly believe the Bible’s truths have practical application to EVERY part of life, but even if you don’t share my faith, I believe these timeless principles from the Bible can revolutionize your marriage. I challenge you to to give them a try! They’ve been working for thousands of years.
10 Surprising Teachings about Marriage in the Bible (In no particular order):
1. Sex should be a priority for both spouses.
Since God invented sex (THANKS, God), He has a lot to say about how it should be used and enjoyed. It’s meant to be used often in marriage with both spouses submitting to each other’s needs and desires. Making love should be a high priority in your marriage. Seriously. Frequency and intimacy in the bedroom will bring greater intimacy to all other aspects of the marriage as well.
“The husband should fulfill his wife’s sexual needs, and the wife should fulfill her husband’s needs. The wife gives authority over her body to her husband, and the husband gives authority over his body to his wife.” 1 Corinthians 7:3-4
Many people are shocked to find out that Jesus actually said #2 on this list…