Every Wednesday morning I anticipate that week’s subject of Sheila Wray Gregoire’s Wifey Wednesday blog post. Reading them is like attending a mini-wife’s conference—without the travel or lush hotel rooms. Here topic this week is Too Tired to Have Sex.
As the mom of small children, a full-time student, and a solo business owner, I can agree that fatigue can pull us away from being intimate with our mates. But, our attitudes towards forgiveness and asking for forgiveness can prevent us from seeking intimacy with our mates.
One of best morsels of advice I received as a newlywed was to never go to bed angry at my husband. For years, I thought it was because anger would block me from my relationship with God. Recently—actually just last night—I realized that if I am angry when I go to bed it prevents me from receiving my husband. I was not angry with him last night but yesterday was one of those days he worked late and I had some time to think about things.
So, in tune with Mrs. Gregoire’s dare from last week, I dare to make the following proclamation (maybe you can join me):
I will ask for forgiveness when I hurt him.
I will forgive him when he hurts me.
I will not allow hurt to prevent me from fulfilling my role as a wife.
I will not allow my attitude to get in the way of our intimacy.
I will get adequate rest—mentally and physically—so that I won’t be too tired for sex.
I am a wife in progress so I might not always get it right but I am working towards being the best wife I can be. What’s your focus as a wife? How can you prevent little things from causing a rift in your intimacy with your husband?
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