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Sex in The Marriage – The Bible

*Marriage _is to be held_ in honor among all, and the _marriage_ bed _is to be_ undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge. — Hebrews 13:4 NASB*

*Insight*
The Bible strictly condemns sex outside of the marriage commitment (fornicators and adulterers God will judge). But the Bible celebrates sexual love within the commitment of marriage, as indicated in The Song of Solomon. The enemy of our souls wants to do everything he can to encourage sex outside of the marriage “bed” and he wants to do everything he can to discourage sex inside the marriage “bed.” Christians must recognize this strategy and not give it a foothold.

*Challenge*
What can you do? Witness to the depth of *GOD’S* love for you by keeping your marriage happy and strong. Remain faithful in body and in mind. Pray for your spouse. Honor biblical marriage (consenting man-woman unions) by resisting political pressure to recognize and legalize other sexual preferences. Teach your children the Biblical meaning of marriage. Pray early for their own eventual spouses and families. Make marriage enrichment the goal of your small group discussions and study. Encourage the marriages around you to stay strong as well.