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I think most of us look around at rampant divorce and a culture that seems to be perpetually devaluing sex and marriage and think to ourselves, “It’s not supposed to be this way!”¬†

The problem now is that there are so many conflicting ideas and models of marriage that it’s difficult to discern which is the “right” one or if there’s even such thing as the “right” one.

Personally, I strongly believe that there is a “right” model of marriage and it’s actually much simpler than we may think. As a Christian, I believe in a loving God who created people and created marriage, so I also believe that His model of marriage is the best one. In the Biblical book of Genesis, we’re given the account of the first marriage. God created a couple who temporarily lived in an ideal setting with no debt, no crazy in-laws, no baggage, no stress, no fighting and last but not least…no clothing!

“Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.Genesis 2:25

When God painted this picture of a “Naked Marriage” I believe He was revealing to us something more than just sexual intimacy; He was revealing the importance of having complete transparency, vulnerability, acceptance and intimacy at every level of the relationship. I’m certainly not advocating that we all walk around nude all day (although I do think most marriages would benefit from more “naked time”), but I am suggesting that we all need to become more intentional about reconnecting with that true intimacy that Adam and Eve got a taste of in the Garden of Eden.

Practically speaking, here are four¬†simple ways you and your husband or wife can rediscover a “Naked Marriage.

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