'Old Couple' photo (c) 2007, Ian MacKenzie - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

I just received this email from an older reader. He writes:

We shall have been married almost 40 years. We’re in our early 70s.

For most of our married life my wife has determined when we make love. For 37 years this was about 2 or 3 times a month.

Then recently the Holy Spirit really convicted me. I read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation every year so I have read every verse many times, but the Holy Spirit clearly spoke to me and said “David it is time that you started LIVING Eph 5:25-33, not just reading these verses.” My goodness, I thought I was being a fairly good husband but I saw that I was falling far short of the Bible teaching. I must be prepared to die for my wife, I must put her needs/desires first not sometimes but always. I told her what I was doing so she can check me when I fall short.

What a difference this has made to our marriage. We are now really best friends, we are more in love than we have ever been and we make love 2 or 3 times per WEEK rather than per MONTH.  The sex is wonderful, better than ever before. On the other nights we kiss and cuddle before we go to sleep and we are much happier and more relaxed.

Please remind your readers that sex does not stop just because you get older.

So if you’re in a difficult marriage, and you’re wondering if things will ever change, I just thought this may encourage you today!

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