June 23, 2010
“Annie” arrived at my house dragged down and emotionally burdened. She was complaining about her husband. He had been ‘pawing at her’, even as she was heading out the door. “Can you believe that?” she asked anticipating I'd be in agreement. “I give it to him once a week and that’s a lot more than most of my friends.” I wanted to be a supportive friend, but in reality I cringed when I thought of God’s wonderful gift to married couples being reduced to a weekly obligation. From my standpoint men express a lot of their love and leadership in the bedroom. As her complaints spilled out of her mouth, my mind drifted to the vision of a faithful husband desiring to be vulnerable and close to his wife. I was sad knowing her response was one of rolled eyes and a glance to the calendar to see if she had already filled that obligation for the week.