Recognising the sexual
atmosphere you create
ReflectSeparately, say the prayer and spend some time reflecting on the questions.
Write some notes so that you can share more fully with your spouse.
Father, You have given us these beloved children of Yours.
What a gorgeous gift!
You speak to us so often through them.
They are angels – “messengers from You” to us.
Let me really hear what You are telling me, through them, about our sexual responsiveness to one another.
They can help me so much. I ask this through Christ Your Son. Amen.
Sexual Atmosphere is the climate of desire between you. It’s the level of sexual awareness and responsiveness.
Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 in the questions below. 1 is low (icy) and 10 is high (sizzling).
In the answers which call for an explanation don’t put down what you perceive as the spouses attitude and faults or where they have to change but answer for yourself.
When you exchange with your spouse be tender and caring. Listen to what she/he has to say. Be more concerned with understanding than being understood.
1. How do you rate yourself, personally in terms of sexual receptivity/interest? Explain.
2. How would you rate your relationship in terms of sexual atmosphere? Explain.
3. If you had a ‘Passion Thermometer’ in the kitchen, how would your children rate the sexual atmosphere