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Many aspects of our sex life are rightly kept private. There are clearly conversations between husband and wife not meant for the kids. But this doesn’t mean our sex life has no impact on them. The atmosphere we set in our bedroom will have a ripple effect on the rest of the home as well.It’s tempting to believe that everything that happens in the bedroom will stay in the bedroom. And, to be sure, many of the details and content of our expressions will.

But what happens in the bedroom will also spill over into the rest of our lives.

For instance, we bring more joy, peace, and life into the rest of the home when our sex life is fulfilling. It’s much easier to smile and play and bless our wife and kids. And we’re also much more gracious in navigating the ups and downs of life when we’re deeply satisfied sexually.

On the other hand, we’re more likely to take our anger, frustration, and disappointments out on others when our sex life is lacking. While it has nothing to do with them, it’s still hard to smile and fully engage when we’re dealing with our own unfulfilled aches. And we tend to be more critical and short-tempered even with the normal stresses of family life.

In the end, our sex life doesn’t take place in a vacuum and has a ripple effect on all those around.

As such, intentionally cultivating our sex life is not just for our own personal benefits. This is part of how we also serve our families.

A vibrant sex life creates an atmosphere of goodness and joy in our homes today, and provides a much-needed example of love and affection for the next generation as well.

Invest in your sex life for it’s own many benefits. And for the many blessings it brings your family as well.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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