Wisdom From The World:
“There is no dignity when the human dimension is eliminated from the person. In short, the problem with pornography is not that it shows too much of the person, but that it shows too little.” – Pope John Paul II
“The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often the prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.” – Sigmund Freud, The Psychology Of Love
“Perhaps the great renewal of the world will consist of this, that man and woman, freed of all confused feelings and desires, shall no longer seek each other as opposites, but simply as members of a family and neighbors, and will unite as human beings, in order to simply, earnestly, patiently, and jointly bear the heavy responsibility of sexuality that has been entrusted to them.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters To A Young Poet
“The romantic love we feel towards the opposite sex is probably one extra help from God to bring you together and that is it. All the rest of it, the true love, is the test.” – Joan Chen
“Men reach their sexual peak at 18. Women reach theirs at 35. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?” – Rita Rudner
Wisdom From The Word:
“God is love. When we take up a permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so we’re free of worry on Judgment Day- our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life- fear of death, fear of judgment-is one not yet fully formed in love.
, though are going to love-love and be loved. First we were loved, now we love. He loved us first.” – I John 4: 16-19 (The Message)
“Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for the self…
Love doesn’t force itself on others,
Is not always “me first”,
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel…” – I Corinthians 13: 4-6 (The Message)
“Enjoy the wife you married as a young man!
Lovely as an angel, beautiful as a rose-
Don’t ever quit taking delight in her body.
Never take her love for granted!” – Proverbs 5:19 (The Message)
Keep Me Real Lord!
Lord, help us create an intimate life that is mutual, safe, chosen, connected, vulnerable, imperfect, playful and celebrative. Help me to face and own my fears so that they do not get in the way of our love relationship. Help me to grow in vulnerability as I learn to trust my partner. Make me willing to push through my anxiety, leave my comfort zone and love my mate as he/she needs to be loved.