Saturday, July 3, 2010

Emotional Boundaries

There's necessary boundaries
When with the other sex,
Restricting deepest feelings
In marriage God directs.

Relating feelings paves the way
For tender, sweet communion,
And sharing with the other sex
Can break the marriage union.

For we are truly intimate
When we ourselves disclose,
And flesh too often walks the path
That intimacy sows.

True wisdom builds a fence around
An aching, lonely heart,
For from this tiny stepping stone
An avalanche can start.

Emotions are the basis
For two becoming one,
And when we open up our hearts
All others we must shun.

For God has joined together
In body, mind, and soul,
We dare not open up the gate
Another to console.

1 comment:

Joseph J. Breunig 3rd said...

A lovely piece; too many people join in the union of marriage with a mindset of 'if this doesn't work, then we'll just get a divorce'; instead of teaching 'sex ed classes', courses about male-female relationships should be taught, including topics of; sex, communication, intimacy and other revelant items.