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The Effect of Kids on Marital Intimacy

If you’ve read much of our site, you could get the feeling that Clara and I are like bunnies, always bumping and grinding at every opportunity. You might think we face [...]

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Defense against Offense – Scripture on Offending Others

For years, I was taught offending other people is sinful, citing verses like Romans 14:21 and 2 Corinthians 6:3. I learned Christians are supposed to be each others' morality police; if the herd says we should or shouldn't do something because they like it or don't, we should obey so we do not sin by offending their sensibilities. [...]

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Gotta Respect the Plumber Butt

It’s interesting to me how some professions seem to include a certainty of partial nudity. I’m not referring to exotic dancers. I mean the less obvious ones. [...]

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Scouting for Answers: Girls in Boy Scouts?

BSA has announced they'll start allowing girls in Boy Scouts. As a former scout and parent of a scout, this weekend's campout gave me time to reflect. [...]

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Goblet with Wine – Song of Songs 7:2

Song of Songs 7:2a KJV: Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: NIV: Your navel is a rounded goblet that never lacks blended wine. NASB: Your navel is [...]

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Be Vewy Quiet… Wew Bein’ Wabbits

We weren’t planning it, but we just couldn’t help it. Had we planned it, we might have made better arrangements. Not only were we at her family’s house, [...]

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Body Hair Adventures

Let me just say that I now appreciate the efforts my wife endures to keep legs silky smooth. As a guy, it’s been relatively easy to shave. Sure, the face and neck have [...]

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vain modesty and biblical modesty

Biblical Modesty and Vain Modesty

As a culture influenced by a narrow (and frankly misogynist) interpretation of Scripture’s mandates for modesty, we have really lost sight of what biblical modesty means. [...]

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Erotic Wisdom in Proverbs 5

Bendita seas mi fuente. In high school, I never paid much attention in Spanish class, but I got a curiosity as an adult and put in some time trying to learn. It didn’t [...]

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Healthy Truth #7 – The Funhouse Mirror

Truth #7 – My weight is a funhouse mirror. One of the biggest things I struggle with as a personal trainer is helping people end the love/hate affair that is their [...]

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Stolen Heart – Song of Songs 4:9

Song of Songs 4:9a KJV: Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; NIV: You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; NASB: You have made my heart beat faster, my [...]

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Presidents Strip

It’s barely past Valentine’s Day and already we’re facing another celebration in America. But this one is even a legal holiday for much of the nation: [...]

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Bare Bottom Dash

I’ve mentioned the great fun of co-showering with my wife, and how it serves as something much richer than a sexual experience (though it’s challenging to work in [...]

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Michaelangelo's David

Is it a Sin to Be Naked?

It always stuck with me how Adam and Eve strolled through the Garden of Eden stark naked in the presence of God. They had no shame and therefore nothing to be ashamed of. If [...]

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To Know and to Be Known

Green light seeped through his cracked eyelids and he immediately began rubbing his eyes. He could tell he’d been out for a bit, sleeping deeper than ever in his life. [...]

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Proper Words

As with other discussions about language, this post contains words that may offend certain readers. If you’re offended by these words, feel free to skip reading this [...]

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1 Corinthians 6:9 – Adulterers (moichos)

We shouldn’t practice fornication or idolatry according to the first two items on Paul’s list (pornos and eidōlolatrēs respectively) in 1 Corinthians 6:9, and [...]

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The Undefiled Marriage Bed

I believe it no exaggeration to claim Hebrews 13:4 as the single most pivotal verse in God's Word on sexuality in marriage. It offers specific instruction amid a context of instruction; this isn't wisdom literature or storytelling. The author plainly states, "Do this." [...]

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