King and I celebrate our 8th anniversary today! It’s been eight years of highs and lows, successes and failures, joys and sorrows, breakthroughs and struggles. Eight years of LEARNING. We have been to 2 marriage retreats in the past month. We learned a great deal from listening to our leaders’ stories and testimonies.
During the second session of our Couples’ Getaway in Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay, our very own Pastor Ariel Marquez and his wife Shirley shared about INTIMACY or “into me see.” It means to be FULLY KNOWN and LOVED at EVERY LEVEL.
What a beautiful thing between a husband and his wife. I thank God for giving me this gift, to be able to fully know and love King at every level and to be fully known and loved by King at every level. Indeed sex is not merely a physical act. It deals with body AND soul. It is not merely for procreation and pleasure, lest we be like dogs, but it is a spiritual act. It is a gift that God created and designed for the husband and the wife.
We really appreciate Ptr Ariel and Shirley for being candid, real, and brave. Talking about intimacy is quite hard, I imagine, but somebody’s got to do it. I would be happy to share my notes with those of you who are married, privately haha. Please let me know. 🙂
Happy 8th anniversary, Babe! Here’s one I know you’ll have no trouble learning over and over again. Haha. I love you! 🙂
The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife. Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. I say this as a concession, not as a command. 1 Corinthians 7:3-6