It should come as no surprise that Satan has many tactics to try to get marriages and families off course in an effort to weaken and destroy them. That seems to be his number one objective. What’s really irksome to me is how Satan is using the sexual relationship in otherwise good marriages to weaken them.
Some like to believe that sexual difficulties only occur when there are other major problems in the marriage. While there are always things that can be improved in other dimensions of a relationship, I have found that there are many couples that have really good relationships in almost every other dimension except the sexual one. It can take a real toll on the marriage.
It bothers me that good men and women who have so many good qualities and do so many good things as parents, friends, neighbors and church-goers, and yet they have such a dangerous void in their intimate relationship. I think Satan is thrilled. He’s simply delighted that while he couldn’t catch these people in his regular snares, that the sexual relationship in marriage alone has proven to be a wonderful source of contention and disconnect for many couples. This sexual disconnect renders many couples virtually impotent in otherwise being a force for good in building God’s Kingdom.
God wants strong and happy couples who are intimately connected emotionally, spiritually and sexually. Satan is overjoyed when they are not.
I encourage all those who might be ignoring, discounting, or neglecting the sexual relationship in their marriages to consider this as an Achilles heel that gives Satan access to their lives. Satan is real, and he’ll do anything he can to get good couples into a weakened position.