Monday, February 23, 2009
I have mentioned here several times about our church life group we meet with on Sunday nights. The group is made up of a group of young married couples… and then there are old folks like my wife and me and our pastor and his wife.
We are not really old but we are not as good as we once were – but we are as good once as we ever were.
We have a lot of fun eating and enjoying each other’s company and building lasting friendships. Hopefully some of these young folks will at least visit Kathy and me in the nursing home one of these days.
But we also discuss biblical truths.
The lesson last night included a discussion from 1 Corinthians 7: 3-5. When you get through reading this go find a Bible and read those verses. In case you don’t, Paul is suggesting for husbands and wives to look after each other’s sexual needs. He even goes on to talk about not withholding your body from each other unless you agree and then only for a certain time.
For some of you that means at least wait until the six o’clock news is over.
Paul insinuates that if you don’t look after that need, someone else may look after it for you.
Anyway, we had fun discussing such sexual matters with these young married folks. Such topics are great for small groups and are important for young married folks. After our discussion, I told them all to go home and do it.
I was thinking today this situation we are in with the economy is great for marriages. If you can’t afford to go out to eat you can certainly afford to stay home and cuddle. And it’s much more fun to stay home and cuddle.
To prove my point, I read recently that condom sales were up 5% in the fourth quarter of 2008 and were up 6% in January of 2009.
At the rate we are going, sales may be up 25% by summer.
And the divorce rate will be down by 25%.
On second thought - turn you computer off, dim the lights, put on some soft music, grab a Trojan and go give your body away to your spouse.
You can read those Bible verses later.