Of course, the resounding response would be – sex! But, is the answer that simple? The complexities of each relationship are routinely on display in the privacy of the bedroom and sex is only one small part of the equation.
Once the day is done, and they’ve closed their bedroom door on their daily responsibilities, couples enter their own inner sanctum. A private, night-filled, world shared by two unique people. Two lovers who know each other’s habits better than anyone else does. Two individuals who have chosen to intertwine their lives, so as to become one. Two individuals who love each other deeply.
In this private retreat are two lucky people who can escape the harsh realities of daily living, and be regenerated, within their secluded sanctuary. Two blessed people who happily take refuge together in a solitary place of their own. Two people who gladly share the same abode, bathroom and bed. Two people who understand, and accept graciously, each other’s nuances despite a small bedroom. Two people who console, encourage and advise each other in the night. Two people who are content simply to be alone and in each other’s company in the privacy of their bedroom. Two Christian people who pray and dream together. Two people who lie in each other’s arms as they suffer, laugh, cry or rejoice together. Two people who silently hold each other in the darkness until sleep overtakes them.
So yes, sex is part of the reason husbands and wives sleep together but so are the hugs, the comfort, the security, the peace, the privacy, the warmth, the closeness, the companionship, and the wonderful ability to quietly whisper, into the darkness at day’s end, “I love you”, knowing their spouse will be there for them today, tomorrow and forever.