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The Verdant Bed – Song of Songs 1:16 – 17

Song of Songs 1:16b-17 KJV: Also our bed is green. / The beams of our house are cedar, / And our rafters of fir. NIV: And our bed is verdant. / The beams of our house are [...]

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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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What is Lust?

The New Testament speaks pretty clearly on the subject of lust being unhealthy and/or sinful. The obvious go-to Scripture for this can be found in Matthew 5:28 where Jesus [...]

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Fragrant Mandrakes

17Song of Songs 7:13a KJV: The mandrakes give a smell NIV: The mandrakes send out their fragrance, NASB: The mandrakes have given forth fragrance; Given what we’ve seen [...]

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Checking Out Grandma

I’m not proud of it, but I’ve checked out my wife’s grandmothers more times than I can count. Now, let me clarify. I’m not saying I’ve lusted [...]

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Making It Happen

The default pattern of shopping, for some reason, involves the man assuming the mantle of Pack Mule while the wife does her business. If you're not going to go that route, you've got to deliberately choose to do otherwise. The Husband experience has to be a mutual decision. That means: talking about it. [...]

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Healthy Truth #8 – Here and Now

Truth #8 – My past is past; my now is discipline; my future doesn’t exist. The words of Jesus in Matthew 6:34 reinforce a reality we all know, at least [...]

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Rain Love

One of the great things about living where we do is the storms that come through in the spring. They’re not all warm fuzzies of course. There’s occasional deadly [...]

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Navigating a Nation with Abortion

Navigating a Nation with Abortion

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 [...]

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I Don’t Get It – The Appeal of the Male Body

Whether full of sharp angles, supple curves, or some combination of the two, the woman's body is the literal personification of beauty. Why wouldn't men be drawn to such a wonder? What doesn't make sense to me is the appeal of the male body. We're all awkward shapes, hairy parts, and dangling members. [...]

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Shameless Children

How should biblical modesty be applied to kids in the home, in front of immediate family? Can kids just go around naked? [...]

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Breasts in All Shapes and Sizes

For all the substantiation of the cliché “penis envy”, I feel women suffer from it more than men, though with their breasts. Women with small breasts long for [...]

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Full Slut Mode

When my wife and I go out on a date, I always like it when she gives me a little something to look at. Some eye candy. Something to keep my eyes and thoughts coming back for [...]

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The Bible on Swearing

I thought the idea strange —one series of sounds from someone's mouth forms an unacceptable word while another series of sounds makes an acceptable word. Sounds are sounds, right? But like a "good" Christian noob, I obeyed first and asked questions later. [...]

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Mind Your Modesty

I don’t stick to what most people would consider “conventional Christian” views on wardrobe choices. Maybe you don’t, either. So to be clear, [...]

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A Seal – Song of Songs 8:6

Song of Songs 8:6a KJV: Set me as a seal upon thine heart, / As a seal upon thine arm: NIV: Place me like a seal over your heart, / like a seal on your arm; NASB: Put me like [...]

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It’s What You Make of It – Halloween

In both Easter and Christmas, we’ve seen Christians attempt to redeem the festivals and holy days of pagan religions by freeing the harmless customs from the ungodly [...]

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Christian Jewishness

Christian Jewishness

Many months ago, I asked Freya to consider sharing some insights from her family’s heritage, expecting a fascinating look into a culture that has so much to do with our [...]

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