Yes, God says your spouse, not your live-in, your partner, or your common-law what’s-it. If that is a problem where you live, rectify it. The blessings are for spouses.
God says that marriage is a mutually good thing. We are to treat one another with respect and love and not withhold favours. (Yes-here is God meddling in your sex life too.)
The husband should fulfill his wife’s sexual needs, and the wife should fulfill her husband’s needs. (1 Corinthians 7:3, NLT)
Dear Hubby, don’t just grab onto the next verse. There’s more to this story. For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:22, NLT)
We are to submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Ephesians 5:21, NLT)
AND husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her! (Ephesians 5:25, NLT)
Well, don’t that beat all! Yep, another word from God
Prayer – Father God, we have our own ideas about how our marriage ought to look, but again we ask, help us see it, live it, through your eyes. Amen