Today I’m doing something different.
I’m sharing links to articles that are written on the book of Song of Solomon or on the topic of physical intimacy in marriage –that I feel would be enriching for us to read –as we study this book of the Bible together.
I pray they bless you as extra resources for going deeper in your understanding of Song of Solomon.
Pick one or two links below to click on…and go deeper!
The Song of Songs is countercultural. – It powerfully presents sexuality to be enjoyed within a relationship that is defined by God. It is covenantal, monogamous, and heterosexual. Any other definition of marriage will destroy a society.
5 Ways to Let Him Know You Enjoy Sex – One of the aspects I adore about the Song of Solomon, the one biblical book devoted to marital intimacy, is how the wife communicates her own enjoyment of sex with her husband. Yes, she makes love to meet his needs and desires, but she also finds pleasure in the experience. And then, she goes a step further and shares with her husband her appreciation of their sexual intimacy.
The Gift of Exquisite Pleasure – When you and your husband are together sexually, it’s more than biology, more than exchanging body fluids and releasing chemicals in the brain. God desires you to deeply know each other physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Anything less is a compromise, an inadequate expression of what God designed. Through God’s gift of Intimate Knowing, a husband and wife receive a deep knowledge of each other that they have with no one else. This knowing brings a depth to their relationship.
Solomon’s Line on Pre-Marital Sex – Keep in mind, I say, that in biblical times there just wasn’t a whole lot of sex taking place before marriage, since people married at such young ages, and there just wasn’t much time between reaching the age of sexual maturity and marriage. Most of the sex taking place was after marriage, either with your spouse, which was good, or not with your spouse, which was prohibited, and that’s why there’s more talk about adultery than premarital sex. We wrestle with this issue more now because the time span between reaching the age of sexual maturity and marriage has bumped up a decade or two since biblical times.
Five Things We Can Learn from the Temptress of Proverbs 7 – I know my husband loves it when I pursue him. Sometimes the longer we are married the more we become comfortable with just letting the husband do the work to romance us but we see in Proverbs 7 a woman that makes men stumble. Check out her ways and consider – this is what most guys love.
103 Words of Affirmation Every Husband Wants to Hear – We need your affirmation – we have to have it and, oh, how we thrive with it. Typically, men are quiet about these things but that doesn’t mean we need and enjoy our wife’s affirmation any less. And every man feels it: When his woman is behind him, he can slay dragons. Here are a few words to fill your dragon-slayer with the vigor of life.
Three great books on this topic that I have read:
Intimacy Ignited: Conversations Couple to Couple: Fire Up Your Sex Life with the Song of Solomon by Linda Dillow and Lorraine Pintus
Initimate Issues: 21 Questions Christian Women Ask About Sex by Linda Dillow and Lorraine Pintus
What have you been learning in your study of Song of Solomon this week?
Did you visit any of these links? Which one was helpful to you or what did you learn?
Do you have a favorite resource you found this week during your study? Share it in the comment section below!
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