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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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Living in a Nation of Assumers

Living in a Nation of Assumers

Note that this post contains words that may offend certain readers. If you’re offended by these words, feel free to skip reading this post and move on to less offensive [...]

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sexting

Sexting

Mobile technology has revolutionized modern living. That might just be the understatement of the year. World changers have been coming rapidly in recent years when compared [...]

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Prison Food

My Joseph Journey – Prison Food

It seems silly to comment on prison food, but you'd be surprised. There's a lot to be said about the overall experience. [...]

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Family - the Need for Platonic Intimacy

Family – the Need for Platonic Intimacy

Merriam-Webster lists eight distinct definitions for “family”, and five of the eight relate specifically to people. It’s not a simple concept in denotative [...]

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fields of lavender

One Date Changed Everything – The Bedroom

The lavender fog had followed us into the bedroom. I hadn’t been here since I filled a duffle bag with clothes and moved out. The unnatural tragedy of that day still [...]

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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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a slipknot

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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a pomegranate

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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Clitoria ternatea

Your Plants – Song of Songs 4:13

Song of Songs 4:13a KJV: Thy plants are an orchard NIV: Your plants are an orchard NASB: Your shoots are an orchard At a glance, by itself, this verse and the following one [...]

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a basketball goal

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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a gate in a wooden fence

Confronting Boundaries — Part 2

I take a systematic, methodical approach when confronting boundaries (or assessing any potential truth) because it produces reliable results. I've adapted John Wesley's quadrilateral to this task, since my personal boundaries are essentially doctrine or truth applied to me personally. [...]

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Raya from the Song of Songs

Raya’s Dance – Analysis and Conclusion

This story depicts a culture drastically different from modern America and much of the Western world. It tells of a people with social stigmas and taboos that almost seem an [...]

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cross tattoo on back

Under the Needle – Tattoos in the Bible

It wasn’t that long ago when a man with tattoos would be shunned by society at large and likely barred from most churches. Today, getting ink done is far more widely [...]

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couple kissing in the rain

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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Herbert the pervert from Family Guy

Feeling Like a Creepy Old Man

I have a problem. You see, my wife has always been really sexy. Now, this might not sound like a problem to you, but hear me out. Throughout our relationship, I have been [...]

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a thicket in the woods

Honey and Thickets – Song of Songs 5:1

Song of Songs 5:1c KJV: I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; NIV: I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; NASB: I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; A fair amount of [...]

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