Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. – 1 Corinthians 7:3
Over the years, I have had several people share with me that intimacy had been withheld in their marriage. This is not only heart wrenching, but also a sin. If intimacy is being withheld to punish or manipulate your spouse, remember that your actions could permanently damage your marriage and cause your spouse to look elsewhere for the intimacy they crave. Your marriage should be your most sacred human relationship; therefore, it should be protected at all cost.