All Articles for Romance and Sex

What Romance Is … and Isn’t

Do you and your spouse have the same definition of what romance is? Often in marriage, romance suffers an identity crisis.
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Can Marriage Counseling Improve Your Sex Lif...

Before counseling, my husband and I misunderstood each other all the time. Which made vulnerability (and as a result, sex) difficult.
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What Does the Bible Say About Sex?

A sexual relationship in marriage teaches us something about the nature of real love—God’s love.
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Women, You’re Allowed to Enjoy Sex Too...

My grandmother said to prevent getting pregnant she just "...didn’t do the evil thing!” No disrespect to her but sex is not dirty or shameful.
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How Often Should We Have Sex?

We've all wondered the long-echoed question: how often should we have sex? Likely you and your spouse don't agree, but there's no magic number.
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When My Wife Wants Sex … But I’m Not...

On the fourth night of the honeymoon, I was like, “Babe, I’m spent. Can we just cuddle?” You ever been there? Turning down the lady’s advances?
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sexually frustrated

‘I want sex more than he does!’...

One in five women have the higher sex drive. But when our husbands decline—or rarely initiate sex—it leaves us sexually frustrated.
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Romantic Summer Getaways for Less

Invest time in your marriage so your family will have a firm foundation.
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5 Keys to a Truly Romantic Marriage

Adding a little tenderness to your marriage is easier than you think.
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Staying close in remarriage

How to Say ‘Not Tonight’ Without...

Is it ever okay to deny his advances? Everybody needs an occasional raincheck, right?
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10 Surprisingly Effective Ways to Improve Yo...

Maintaining great Christian married sex isn't always easy. Here are some ideas to help you improve your sex life by coming together often.
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Young, Married, and Unable to Have Sex

Having grown up in the church, it came as a shock to me when my husband and I encountered difficulty consummating our marriage.
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How to Ruin Your Sex Life in 10 Easy Steps

It takes little energy, time, or even thought to take your married sex life from great to nonexistent. Here are some tips on what not to do.
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Sex matters in marriage

Why Sex Matters In Marriage

Married couples who have sex regularly live longer, have better heart health, enjoy a deeper connection, and can let go of annoyances easier.
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Passion in marriage

9 Ways to Feed the Passion in Your Marriage

We need to make a practice of tending fully to the love of our life for a few moments a day, every day.
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25 Anniversary Ideas for Couples

Are you looking for some new ideas to help your next wedding anniversary really stand out? Take steps now and begin planning a memorable celebration.
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3 Ways to Recapture the Romance

If you want to rekindle the romance in your marriage, you'll find it doesn't require a lot of money, and it often doesn't even take that much time.
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5 Romantic Needs of a Woman

I've spent a lifetime learning about how to satisfy my wife's romantic needs. That means meeting her physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
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7 Things to Remember About Sex

Your spouse approaches intimacy much differently than you. Here are some things husbands and wives need to know about sex.
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Meeting your spouse's sexual needs

When You Lose Interest in Sex

After you marry you have a duty before God to meet your spouse’s sexual needs. But sometimes healing and restoration must happen first.
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Romance for Dummies

Romance isn’t something you bring out on special occasions. It's one way you can express your care and love for each other.
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Intimacy in marriage

A Great Love Life Without 50 Shades of Anyth...

These five steps have personally helped me have enjoyable and satisfying intimacy with my husband.
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10 Ways to Romance Your Husband

These ideas will help you freshen your love life.
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30 Ways to Love Your Wife

Here's a list of non-sexual ways to make your wife feel loved, valued, cherished, and affirmed. It will do wonders for your marriage.
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Sex and marriage

What if I Want Sex More Than My Husband Does...

If your needs are vastly different than your husband's needs, work together to find the right balance or compromise for mutual sexual fulfillment.
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Recovering intimacy after an affair

Recovering Intimacy After an Affair

If you're willing to wade into the deep waters, God will help you put the pieces of your broken relationship back together. You can survive—and even thrive.
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What Are Your ‘Sexpectations’?

It's easy to allow unrealistic or harmful expectations about sex to run rampant through my mind. When that happens I need to stop and ask a few questions.
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Renewing romance in your marriage

Romancing Your Man

Renewing romance in your marriage means taking the time to work on your relationship. Epress love to your husband like you want him to express it to you.
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Create a handwritten lover letter for your spouse

How to Write a Love Note

The most meaningful of love letters are simply true, humble expressions of the heart. Learn about the elements of a love letter and things to avoid.
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More romantic marriage

10 Surprising Ways to Increase Romance

Believe it or not, these small changes can amplify your feelings of love without mood lighting or lingerie.
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Romantic movies to watch with your husband

10 Classic Romantic Films Your Husband Won&...

These movies fall somewhere in between 'chick flicks' and 'man movies,' with strong romance to please wives, and enough other elements to attract husbands. 
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Experience deeper intimacy in marriage

Affair Proof Your Marriage

In this on-the-go, always-plugged-in culture, our lives are hectic and our schedules are packed. Here are some ideas to improve intimacy in your marriage.
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Romance in a busy marriage

Romance in a Busy Marriage

For mothers, parenting children can be an enemy of romance. Check out these practical tips for reining in a busy lifestyle.
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Balancing romance with roles as wife and mother

Those Little ‘Foxes’ That Rob Ma...

How do you balance motherhood with being an attractive, romantic, interesting wife?
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Write a love letter or statement of love

The Legacy of a Love Letter

High touch in a time of high tech.
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Feelings of guilt and shame about having premarital sex

If You Were Sexually Involved Before Marriag...

I believe a negative attitude about sex wages war against Christian marriages.
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10 Ways to Create a More Romantic Bedroom

The bedroom should be a place where love and romance are cultivated, encouraged, and celebrated. And yet it is often treated as a storeroom for clutter.
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Ideas to help improve your lovemaking

4 Ideas to Improve Your Lovemaking

Your sexual relationship can be an oasis for the two of you in marriage. These ideas can help relief from routine and a refuge from stress.
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Before You Touch Her Body

For romance to deepen, here is a truth that should be emblazoned on the heart of every husband.
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10 Ideas to Help You Renew Romance in Spring

This spring, why not bring back to life the buds of romance you once enjoyed? These ideas can help you make romance come alive in the season of new birth.
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Keeping emotional love tank full in marriage

Keeping the Love Tank Full

Marriage is designed to meet the need for intimacy and love. Perhaps deep inside a hurting couple is an invisible "emotional love tank" with its gauge on empty.
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Write a love letter or statement of love

More Than a Love Letter

Words don't cost anything, and yet when used the right way they are priceless ... truly a gift of the heart.
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Overcome the barriers to romance and sex

Not in the Mood? Ask Yourself, ‘Why No...

Whether it’s bad breath, a headache, or hot flashes, something often gets in the way of sex. Here are some ways to overcome roadblocks to intimacy in your marriage.
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QA When Your Spouse’s Weight Turns You...

Dealing with a large weight gain in your spouse.
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Real manhood

QA Reviving a Diminishing Sex Drive

Communication is the key to making intimacy thrive.
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Rekindling the Fire of Romance

It doesn't require much money to revitalize the spark of romance in marriage. What you do need is the commitment to do it.
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Encouraging romance

Romantic Ways to Fan the Flames

Ten creative ways to add some sugar and spice to your marriage.
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The power of touch

The Power of Touch

Twenty-five suggestions for non-sexual touching.
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God's truth

Understanding the Deeper Purposes of Sex

Until we understand why God created sex, we won't make sense of His commands regarding sexual purity, for His commands always relate to His purposes.
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How Do I Make Love With Children Wrapped Aro...

With a little creativity, you can plan some innovative romantic excursions at home.
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Know your romantic style

Understanding Your Romantic Style

You probably fall into a pattern when it comes to romance. Here’s help in understanding what you prefer … and even more important, what your spouse desires.
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Love spouse with a servant's heart.

Strategic Romance

Promoting passion in your relationship.
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Encouraging romance

So the Romance Doesn’t Die

Don't mistake passionate love for romantic love; only one goes the distance.
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When Romance Is Gone

In our busy world, it’s easy for the feeling of romance to fade away. Take some steps this week to enhance or reignite romance in your marriage.
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When a man loves a woman - How to love your wife as Christ loves the church

When a Man Loves a Woman

A woman has seven basic needs that a man must learn to meet if he desires to love her as fully as God intended.
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Sex and marriage

Sex Is a Reflection of Oneness

Difficulties in a couple’s sex life often reflect deeper issues in their relationship.
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Marriage off track

Have You Lost that Lovin’ Feeling?

My husband and I lost our romantic spark, and our sense of adventure and fun. We got off track and stopped caring about each other.
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What does God think about sex?

What Does God Think About Sex?

The Song of Solomon provides an excellent description of God's intention for sex between a husband and wife.
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Great Dates

It's easy for a married couple to get into ruts—doing the same things together, year after year.  Here are some ideas on how to plan a date night.
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Romance in marriage

How Can I Increase Romance and Non-sexual In...

The foundation of a marriage is a commitment of unconditional love. Romance is an outward expression of that love ... and a thermometer of your relationship.
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