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Exercise Together

Assuming a husband and wife both routinely exercise — and that’s a big assumption in modern America — there’s something highly valuable about exercising [...]

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Breath – Song of Songs 7:8

Song of Songs 7:8d KJV: And the smell of thy nose like apples NIV: the fragrance of your breath like apples NASB: and the fragrance of your breath like apples Bad breath is [...]

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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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Swinger Free Hot Tubs

I’m annoyed. When I told my wife I wanted a hot tub, she flinched a little. Hot tubs do, after all, hold a certain reputation. I’m not annoyed my wife immediately [...]

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The Bath, Summer Evening, by Félix Vallotton 1892

The Novelty of Nudity

When I became a parent, I determined I would not raise children who would be ashamed of their bodies. Modesty, privacy, and self-respect were qualities I wanted to pass on to [...]

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Valentin de Boulogne - Saint Paul Writing His Epistles

1 Corinthians 6:9 – Summary

In Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth, he offers a lot of tough but encouraging words of instruction regarding how to live life. Within these few chapters, he [...]

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Santa Claus

The Truth about Santa

I don't condemn any parent for doing the Santa thing. But here's why I won't. [...]

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Cosplay = Winning

I played video games throughout my childhood, but it wasn’t until high school when I was truly hooked. I started a game and was greeted by a lady in a pink dress, [...]

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Noli me tangere by Titian

Misogyny and Malarkey – Leadership

We’ve established that man and woman were created equal and that the “head of the household” label has more to do with responsibility and function than rank [...]

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Raya from the Song of Songs strips to dance

Raya’s Dance – 3: She Dances

Dôdi watched as Raya approached the monolith and paused before turning to face the crowd. She waited for the abundant applause to die down as she looked to her husband in [...]

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Overwhelming Eyes – Song of Songs 6:5

Song of Songs 6:5a KJV: Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: NIV: Turn your eyes from me; / they overwhelm me. NASB: Turn your eyes away from me, / For [...]

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engaged couple ready to kiss

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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woman holding her beau

What Touches Me – The Touch Love Language

This won't come as any surprise to those who've read Gary Chapman's now-classic bestseller The Five Love Languages, but each of us communicates love in a distinct way; it's our "love language". It's how we naturally express our love, but more than that, it's how we best interpret love expressed to us. [...]

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Valentin de Boulogne - Saint Paul Writing His Epistles

1 Corinthians 6:9 – Effeminate (malakos)

The word malakos in 1 Corinthians 6:9 is one of the more difficult to translate on the list. The NASB and KJV use “effeminate” while the NIV offers “male [...]

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Rembrandt's A Woman Bathing

Misogyny and Malarkey – Introduction

Millennia of being treated as second-class citizens (often legally designated as such), being forbidden certain rights and privileges afforded to men, and generally being taught that God has made them inferior to men... that's rough. [...]

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share your dreams with your spouse

Share your Dreams with your Spouse

You'll spend six years of your life dreaming. Do you regularly share this significant part of your life with your significant other? If not, you're missing out on some real intimacy. [...]

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