"Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;"
Eph 5:25

Monday, December 2, 2013

Insulation Follow-Up: What's the Big Deal

This is a follow-up to my previous post, Insulation: It Isn't Always What You Think. In that post I explained that part of a husband's role in a christian marriage is to protect the marriage against things that would cause harm, physically or spiritually. 

What's the big deal you might say. People are tempted every day and they learn to cope with it.I

That is true.  Most people can put aside most serious temptation and steer clear of devastating sin.  Additionally, most serious sin issues are avoidable.

That was not the point. 

Here's the point.

While there are some husbands who want what they want just because they are caught up in their own selfish, sinful ways, there also are those who want what they want because they are seeking deeper intimacy with their wives and they recognize the enemy's eagerness to pounce on them in a moment of weakness. 

These are the husbands who wake up in the middle of the night with lustful thoughts and they can't make them stop.  These are the ones who have pornography on their hard drives and watch it whenever they have a few spare minutes.  These are the one who are prone to fall into sin when they are tempted at a weak moment.

To these husbands, that little thing, that little issue, that little "something" is a very. big. deal.  Not just because they aren't getting their way (see the above paragraphs) but because an important layer of protection has been stripped away leaving them exposed, and their main source of physical defense is no longer on his team.

Some husbands need their wives' in very specific ways to protect the marriage and stay away from sexual sin.

That was the point.

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