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Exposed Repose – Can Parents Sleep Naked?

The tangle of limbs, the heat of skin on skin, it's great. And so it remained until my wife peed on a stick one day. Now, my most comfortable state was in question. I knew what newlyweds did. We were good at that. But I didn't know what parents did. So, I dug deeper. [...]

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Wetlook

I swim about as well as an exhausted, overweight, two-legged basset hound with a pulled hammy. Yet I love going to the pool with my wife. Why is that? The obvious answer is [...]

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How to Tie a Slip Knot

In the bedroom (and in the rest of the world), one of the most useful knots to know is the slip knot. It's extremely easy to do — in fact, it's so simple it's the only one I remember from my scouting days — and is highly versatile. Some of our other How-To posts call for slip knots, so it might be helpful to know. [...]

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Recognizing vs. Consuming Beauty

Sean and Drew have been coming to this gym for years, but the brothers have only recently started working out together. This new arrangement is great, though, if for no other [...]

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Christianity and Anti-semitism

In recent years, I've come to see anti-semitism as what it is: a malignant undercurrent that occasionally manifests in horrible ways but never really goes away. [...]

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Lovesick – Song of Songs 5:8

Song of Songs 5:8 KJV: I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem; / If ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, / That I am sick of love. NIV: Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you [...]

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The Wisdom of Boundaries

"I just don't even understand how a man could do that," I said, adding a mental, Grow a pair, man! I was the king of cliché Christian judgmentalism. And he was the scum of the earth. So profound was my disgust that I still remember the exact intersection I was driving up to when we had this conversation. [...]

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Smudges on the Glass

There’s something about a pane of glass. Growing up, my mom was one of millions of irritated parents that had perpetually dirty prints all over windows and glass doors [...]

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Pomegranates, et. al. – Song of Songs 4:14-15

Song of Songs 4:14-15 KJV: Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; / Camphire, with spikenard, / Spokenard and saffron; / Calamus and cinnamon, with [...]

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On the Shoulders

I believe this is one of the greatest times to be alive in the church. Yes, persecution exists in different forms in different places. Yes, there is a great resistance in [...]

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Healthy Truth #6 – A Healthy Goal

Truth #6 – Health is my most healthy goal. In a letter to his pupil, the apostle Paul offered some insight into the nature of health (1 Timothy 4:8, NIV): For physical [...]

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Your Face – Song of Songs 2:14

Song of Songs 2:14b KJV: Let me see thy countenance… NIV: show me your face… NASB: Let me see your form… There are two key words here that reveal a [...]

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1 Corinthians 6:9 – Fornicators (pornos)

The first word Paul uses in his 1 Corinthians 6:9 list of kingdom-noninheritors is pornos, a word translated as “fornicators” in the NASB and KJV and as the [...]

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It’s What You Make of It – Christmas

Last time I complained about the hypocrisy of Christians rabidly condemning Halloween for its pagan origins while happily celebrating Easter despite its arguably pagan [...]

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When a Cheesy Romance Novel Changed My Life

This is a little ridiculous, but I had a life-changing experience while reading a silly supernatural romance novel. Yes, I read that stuff sometimes. And I’m an adult [...]

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The Bible on Unwholesome Talk

There's a third way explicit language comes under attack, empowered by Paul's letter to the church at Ephesus. "Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth..." [...]

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Loving in a Nation of Presumers

Loving in a Nation of Presumers

I’m talking about politics as much as religion in this series. At least on the surface. Feel free to move along to something more innocuous (like dwarf bunnies) if you [...]

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Nachos?!

I've often wondered if there was a viable food-in-the-bedroom option that wasn't in the sugary sweet category. After all, I can only enjoy so much sugar before it’s too rich. I’ll have come to the end of my road on the food while still having an appetite for my wife. [...]

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