Lord willing, I will continue to be open to learning as I continue to seek for answers.Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Sex Therapist (CST), Laura M.It’s an emotional intimacy, a bond, a joy-filled exchange of love; being with another person who wants to be with me and wants to please me and desires me to please them.I don’t really care for the song very much, but Cheap Trick definitely captured the essence of how I feel with these words: “I want you to want me; I need you to need me.” Most men never get this.
God created us to grow in the context of community.
Look what happened to Jonah when he tried to hop on a ship headed for the other side of the world when he knew God wanted him in Ninevah. The fact that we haven’t has me wondering if there’s a higher purpose He’s trying to achieve by preventing the answer from being found.
Maybe He wants to make sure that I’m not going to let sex “turn my heart away” from Him, like all those foreign wives did to Solomon.
For me, every month void of intimacy just reinforces the pattern as less likely to ever change.
And one thing that’s taken me years of “sex deprivation” to realize is that it’s not just orgasm that I crave.