God’s best plans always ask us to put others ahead of ourselves.

In Christian marriage, romance is meant to thrive and flourish. After all, it was created by God. It’s all part of celebrating what God has given, becoming one with our mate while simultaneously pursuing purity and and holiness. In 1 Corinthians 7:2-4, the apostle Paul gives this principle for marriage: “Each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife.” God’s best plans always ask us to put others ahead of ourselves. Great sex doesn’t happen with a me-first attitude; it is the result of seeking to meet our spouse’s needs. And as a married person, you are the one called and designated by God to meet your spouse's needs. (content and questions adapted from NewSpring Church and The Love Dare)


  • How can you serve and love your spouse this week? See Drew’s video for some practical suggestions.

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  • If you are married, what is one step you can take today to put your spouse first in your sexual relationship?
  • If you are single, is there anything you need to stop doing or start doing today to set you up for a healthy sexual relationship with your potential future spouse?

Additional Resources:

Thoughts on the Application of 1 Corinthians 7:3–5


The Single Person’s Good Desire for Sex

Sex…It’s not about me