In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning –the first day. And God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. God called the expanse “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning –the second day. And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:1-10
“What Happens Outside the Bedroom Affects What Happens Inside the Bedroom”
What comes to mind when you think about the characteristics of God? Some people would respond, “God is holy.” Others might say, “God is all-powerful.” And still others would say, “God is all-knowing.”
While all of these are true characteristics of God, there is one characteristic that we often forget: God is Creative.
We have heard so much about God being the creator that it can be easy to miss the implications. Take some time to think about this. God creatively designed everything.
He thought about the vast array of scenery and the layout of the land.
And he literally spoke the multitude of the earth’s inhabitants into existence.
As you continue through this week, use God’s example and tap into the creative power of your words. Be creative in how you communicate with one another. Don’t fall into a rut with your conversations. “How was your day, honey?” “Fine. You?” “Okay.”
Instead, use your words to encourage one another. Men, if you think of a compliment, say it. Ladies, if you see a way to encourage your husband, say it.
Speak intimacy into existence in your marriage.
Then, as the conversation leads to sex, be creative there as well. Consider the environment, the mood, the surroundings. Don’t enter the sixth day of this Sexperiment with a “checklist mentality, “just getting it done. Put thought, effort, and creativity into your Love Making, Spouse Dating, and Gift Giving – and watch your marriage become a beautiful creation!
Discuss The Following
- Ask your spouse, “What area of our marriage would you most like me to focus my creativity?”
- List some ways together that you can schedule time this week for creative intimacy and connection.
- Commit to writing a letter to each other, specifically writing about something that you appreciate about your spouse. This will allow your vulnerability to begin with your communication so that it will extend beyond the bedroom.
- Read the introductory section on pages 158-163 of Sexperiment book.
- Read about additional action steps in this area of your marriage on page 155.
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