Being Naked In Marriage
“That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.” – Genesis 2:24-25 NIV
Many marriages are struggling today because husband and wife are fully “clothed” and being fully “clothed” leads to shame, and inevitably, struggles and breakdown. The Bible, however, encourages us to be naked in our marriages.
Being naked means being open and transparent to each other about everything (not somethings) and not keeping anything from our spouses. I don’t think this includes genuine surprises like buying a nice gift for an occasion. Lol. Even in our thoughts, we should be naked to each other. We should share what we are thinking with each other.
The Bible says they “were both naked, and they felt no shame.” Note that the requirement for being naked in marriage is neither imposed on just the man nor the just the woman. Both man and woman are required to be naked in marriage.
When husband and wife are both naked, they truly become one flesh. And there is no shame that can befall them because they know everything about each other.
May God grant us the grace to be naked in our marriages. 🙏🏽
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