For several years I’ve followed the ministry of April Cassidy. April is a licensed pharmacist who has a heart for women and ministers to them through her blog posts, writing, and conferences. She deals with many challenging topics from a Biblical perspective and many are addressed in her book, The Peaceful Wife – Living in Submission to Christ as Lord, which is available at Amazon.com (Click HERE). The following is her most recent blog post which appeared at: peaceful wife.com as: Are Particular Sexual Activities Wrong in Marriage? . It is a sensitive and difficult topic and I’m impressed with the grace and wisdom with which April approaches the issue. RMF
Are Particular Sexual Activities Wrong in Marriage?
by April Cassidy
I haven’t stated my personal convictions about specific sexual activities in marriage for a variety of reasons. One reason is that last year, God convicted me that Romans 14 admonishes believers to keep our personal convictions about “disputable matters” private.
The sharing of personal convictions tends to cause a lot of division in the body of Christ.
Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. Romans 14:1
So I took down any posts that were about my own convictions on a number of topics. I want to build the unity in the body, not create division over trivial matters.
So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves. Romans 14:22
I decided to write about this topic after several requests. However, I am not going to be sharing my own convictions or details about my marriage in this area out of respect for God, for Greg, for myself, and for the body of Christ. I appreciate everyone respecting my approach. 🙂
I have decided not to have comments available on this particular post.
This topic lends itself toward becoming a debate that would probably not be productive.
I also don’t want to have any unwholesome conversations or inappropriate conversations in mixed company.
There are some resources at the bottom of the post. I invite you to check them out and prayerfully consider each issue for yourself with your own husband. 🙂
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