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Within the church and among Christians, we hear the message of staying pure and saving sex for marriage over and over again. But, no one really goes over on maintaining godly purity even after you get married. Maintaining purity is stressed so much before marriage, but within marriage, everyone is silent on this topic. Even as David and Lianna are married, they are just as intentional about remaining pure within marriage as they have been being sexually pure before marriage and share what that looks like.

* DISCLAIMER/TRIGGER WARNING: This topic highlights many aspects of marriage, good and bad, including sex, intimacy, porn/masturbation, cheating/lusting, etc. *

Purity is a continual process throughout a Christian’s person life, not just before marriage. God calls us to be holy in every aspect of our lives, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, even though they relate closely to one another. One question you can ask yourself or together is: What is motivating your purity?

Marriage in God’s eyes was created to make us more holy, rather than to make us happy. Not to say that marriage can’t be enjoyable or make us happy, but that is not its ultimate goal. In the Bible, love is defined in 1 Corinthians 13, and love is ultimately not a feeling, but a choice.

It’s not about you and it’s not about making yourself happy. Marriage wasn’t created for selfish reasons – God created marriage to unite two people into one flesh through Him.

Resources mentioned: Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas; Mark 10:6-9

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