I can’t believe we are 34 weeks into our 52 week libido transformation. Are you experiencing a spark of influence from these weekly thoughts? It has certainly helped my spark to write and research them.
As a reminder, there are three underlying philosophies of our Sex Drive Transformation.
Philosophy #1: Having a positive attitude that your sexual struggles can be overcome is healing.
Optimism Improves Health – 1985 study conducted by Michael Scheier (Carnegie-Mellon University) and Charles Carver (University of Miami). Over 700 men and women were surveyed. The study showed that people with a generally positive outlook had less overall health complaints.
Philosophy #2: Speaking positive words over ourselves through the week will reinforce real physical and emotional changes.
Physical performance can be enhanced by positive sentence structure – 2012 study conducted by Pia Aravena and associates in France showed that actions words in affirming sentences had a marked physical response. Volunteers, while gripping a sensor heard a variety of verbs (i.e. throw, scratch) in different sentence structures. The researchers observed increased strength on the grip sensor when words were presented in affirmative sentences. No change in strength was observed when the word was used in a negative context (i.e. don’t throw).
Philosophy #3 – Scripture meditation is a path to sexual blessing within your marriage.
God’s Word is full of sex stories and marriage analogies, all are to teaching tools. Some are warnings and some are for encouragement. Just as we can apply scripture to different obstacles and struggles in our life, how much more can we apply scripture to our sex lives?
Where does our transformation really come from?
In spite of the psychological and physical tweekings I’ve suggested to bride my libido and yours, any transformation is ultimately going to come from the Holy Spirit.
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans,” Romans 8:26 (NIV).
Sex’s meaning, intention and purpose will continually be revealed as long as wisdom is still sought. It’s a journey that has lots of ‘scenic pull-offs,’ but the destination of full and complete understanding won’t be met until we see the Pearly Gates.
“God’s wisdom is something mysterious that goes deep into the interior of his purposes. You don’t find it lying around on the surface. It’s not the latest message, but more like the oldest – what God determined as the way to bring out his best in us, long before we ever arrived on the scene,” 1 Corinthians 2:7-9 (The Message).
There is a great, complicated and simple purpose for sex in your marriage. It is to bind you and your spouse together as no other relational act can. God absolutely determined that sex was a way to bring out the best in my marriage. It’s also a way to bring out the best in me and my husband, individually.
You are no coward. Thank you for opening up your heart to the possibilities of miracles in your marriage through increasing your sexual understanding.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear (cowardice);
but of (miraculous) power, and of love and of a sound mind,” 2 Timothy 1:7.
(Parenthesized words are additional meanings for the Greek words in the original text via Strong’s concordance.)
I hold the power to understand I am a sexually charged creature. I hold the power to understand God is the designer of sexual intimacy with my husband.
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