During last night's reading, as they wrapped up a chapter the authors encouraged one to imagine God entering the bedroom during a steamy lovemaking session and giving His loving blessing (see Song of Solomon 5:15). Just another testimony to how the world has perverted sex because my first impression was, "No way!" I could not have felt more uncomfortable with that thought.
However, the authors remind us about the teachings of the Bible in regards to sex. Brings us back to God's opinion on the matter. Which, will take quite a bit of reprogramming - but one only needs to read the Song of Solomon to understand sex is not a sin (confined within the bonds of marriage of course).
One author (it's a co-authored book) points out what God declares about why He created sex: creation, intimate oneness (for really mind blowing info read Eph 5:31-32), knowledge, pleasure, comfort, and a defense against temptation. Then she goes a step further and reminds us, that our physical expressions of love are just one way that we minister to our husbands. I had never thought of it that way, what a true blessing!
I'm looking forward to reading more into this book. It's setup so one can create a small group from the material and I'm thinking of doing that with some friends I know - both Christian and non. In a city that practically worships sex - knowing what God has written about it - IMO - is very important.
for as he thinks within himself, / so he is; or for as he puts on a feast, / so he is
Proverbs 23:7 a
Proverbs 23:7 a