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  1. J (Hot, Holy & Humorous)
    June 4, 2014

    What a fabulous testimony! Indeed, I believe this intimate connection between husband and wife is one of the things that can get you through the craziness and exhaustion of life. Thanks for sharing, Abigail! And many blessings for your mission work and marriage.
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  2. Greg
    June 4, 2014

    In a world full of bad news, it’s encouraging to hear how God used Sheila’s book to bring rediscovery and restoration of the truth about sexual intimacy to you and your husband. Thank you for speaking about this!

  3. M.D Henderson
    June 4, 2014

    Hello Abigail,

    Awesome testimony. Always love to hear about marriages overcoming through all of life’s obstacles..

    M.D. Henderson
    Christian Married Men Brotherhood
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  4. Larry B of larrysmusings.com
    June 4, 2014

    From the essay: “It wasn’t just that my hubby and I started having sex more, it was that it went from a duty to a beauty in my life.”

    That is so very profound and powerful. This is a message that more wives and husbands need to hear. Thanks for sharing your testimony.
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  5. Robyn
    June 4, 2014

    What an incredible story! I can’t tell you how encouraged I am by this. Thank you for sharing, Sheila!

  6. Sarah
    June 4, 2014

    Thank you for sharing this testimony! I grew up as an MK so hearing from a missionary it sits close to my heart. I love that we wives are speaking truth into each others hearts, and debunking this lie that Satan wants us to believe that, “Sex is for him.” I know I believed this lie for a long time, and then I came across Courtney Joseph, and Shelia, and you, and other wives who are being bold to speak the truth, and help heal marriages so that wives can enjoy making love with the hubby, and all the benefits that come with that. You can pray your marriage into a one flesh marriage. So thankful we have a God who cares about this.

  7. salafai
    June 4, 2014

    I really like your Blog and it was such a great encouragement for everyone and you know what your testimony its remind me of this website, http://www.reallifeanswers.org/purpose-of-life/why-should-i-wait-until-marriage-for-sex/

  8. John
    June 6, 2014

    Vent time. You know what? I’m tired of hearing the “I’m too tired and too busy” excuse. I’ve been hearing it from NIGHT ONE of our marriage “I know its our wedding night, but it was such a long day and I’m tired and tomorrow is going to be busy….”

    I’m especially sick of hearing “I’m too tired and too busy” when she’s NOT too tired and too busy to:
    1) Want a child.
    2) Want a second child.
    3) Want a third child.
    4) Want a FOURTH child.
    5) Join the church softball team
    6) Go to a women’s bible study at night – and then play volleyball until midnight
    7) Go to womens conferences several times a year
    8) Have “girls night out” several times a month
    9) After all above, deciding to be a nanny and taking care of not 1, not 2, but 3 kids (all under age 2).
    10) After doing all the above, deciding to join the gym, and getting up every day at 5:30am to work out (before going to said nanny job).

    Ad nauseum.

    Are any of the above things bad? NO. In fact, I encouraged each and every one. Why? Because she needs to have a life, outlets, fun, a purpose, grow, etc, etc, etc. I love kids – I even help out with the nanny job! It wouldn’t be right to really say “no”.

    But then I hear “Oh, I’m just so tired and busy. All I can manage is once every couple of months.” Right now we are at 6 MONTHS – unfortunately, thats actually a “good” year for us. We’ve gone 2 years at one time. At best I get a kiss goodbye, a kiss hello, and a kiss goodnight. I’ve given up long ago.

    You know why you are so busy and so tired? I’ve realized a long time ago its because of what you’ve CHOSEN to do. You didn’t have to be a missionary. You didn’t have to have kids, though some can be “Accidents.” Most of what you go thru in life about being busy and tired – thats your choice. Mostly, being tired and busy just doesn’t “happen” to you. You don’t wake up one day and magically become busy. Its because of your choices, nothing else.

    And you know what? Encouraging and nurturing a sexual relationship with your spouse is something you CHOSE to do too. and that fact that you don’t speaks volumes.

    • Alchemist
      June 14, 2014

      um. I can see that you’re upset and all, but did you even read the post?

      Those last two paragraphs of your comment was, like, the entire point of this post. . To choose to put sex high on the priority list rather than on the bottom. And all the benefits she found by doing that. Except she said it in a nicer, more inspirational way

      I can see that your really frustrated, but don’t shoot the messenger. Especially not when it’s the messenger who’s actually telling bust wives to stop being so busy and actually make time for sex. Because it’s fabulous.

  9. Oliver Marcelle
    June 8, 2014

    This is a great post!! My wife and I are rediscovering the benefits of a consistent and frequent sex life! It is changing our marriage
    Thanks for sharing!
    God Bless
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  10. Mike
    August 5, 2014

    Great post. Wives: BE ENCOURAGED. It’s amazing to me to see your commitment to delight vs duty. You are changing the generations that follow you. Great stuff.

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