It is so good to be intimately "linked" again with GR. As stated in a previous article, we were sexually inactive for 4 days during an out of town funeral with our kids in the hotel room. After arriving back home, GR and I connected for 2 days and then he had to leave town alone for the next 4 days on a business trip. It was like our worse nightmare, having 2 out of 10 days for sex.
After his trip, GR arrived home Friday evening and we enjoyed being intimate, however, it was limited somewhat with other things happening in our lives this past weekend. But last night--- ahhhhhhhh--- it was good to be back in the saddle again. Last night made me all the more thankful that we do not have to regularly live in lack in our marriage bed.
Passion does not always come easily when other things in life try to crowd it out. Jealously, we need to guard our marital passion. It can be more challenging, I know, if it is not a priority for your spouse, which brings me to a related point that I want to mention... something that came from one of my many random thoughts.
Regarding those who do not make sex in marriage a priority---
I wonder if their more passionate spouse would push sex by using the phrase "we need more passion" instead of "we need more sex"... I wonder if that would bring about a more positive change in their less passionate spouse?
It seems that many low-SD spouses tend to lean towards the "sex is blech" mentality when the high-SD suggests sex or they'd simply rather not think about it at all between sessions which makes it challenging to become excited when it's time to make love. But what if you use the word passion instead of sex? I mean, really, when you think about it, wouldn't all of us prefer to have passionate sex rather than plain old, hum-drum sex?
Has anyone experimented with this, trying to sell the idea of having more sex when calling it by another name? Does it help or not?