a lotus flower

Browsing and Pasturing

Song of Songs 2:16b KJV: He feedeth among the lilies. NIV: he browses among the lilies. NASB: He pastures his flock among the lilies. The first colon of this verse (“My [...]


Challenging Our Own Bias

Challenging Our Own Bias

Last week, a reader sent a post from a Dallas-area mom and author who had a shift in perspective about her daughter wearing bikinis. You should go read it. Seriously, [...]


The Isolation of Prison

My Joseph Journey – The Isolation

Was it lonely in prison? You're never alone, but being alone is not a prerequisite for being lonely. Thankfully God was with me. [...]


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Objectify and Wife-ify

Some may consider this to be a form of compromise, of acceptance of sin. After much prayer, reflection, meditation, and study, I can honestly say I don’t believe it is. [...]


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Misogyny and Malarkey – Silence

“When you put on your Christian garb, you become an heir, on the same level as all the other heirs. Men and women are equal as children of God.” This is basically [...]


Raya from the Song of Songs is praised for her beauty

Raya’s Dance – 4: Her Praises

Everyone roared their jubilee and Dôdi beamed proudly as his wife panted, making her way over to him. She bent over and planted a kiss on his cheek, sending thrills through [...]


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Sexy Braids

I think braided hair is beautiful. This is true for the blue-haired Betty down the street who always smells like moth balls wrapped in licorice and the excitable [...]


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5 Mandates for Marital Masturbation

While the Bible doesn’t seem to address the topic of masturbation clearly, the very nature of masturbation makes it dangerous territory for a married Christian. [...]


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Is Porn Sinful?

As I’ve indicated on many subjects, I’m fairly liberal in my stance on sex in marriage. There are some immovable lines that cannot be crossed such as adultery, [...]


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Santa Baby

Growing up, my family had a fun little Christmas Eve tradition that was hardly unique. My parents would pick out a single gift for each person, and we’d all get to open [...]


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To Drink or Not to Drink

We’ve covered all sorts of topics here, from the general site motif of sexuality to the entertainment value of foam weaponry. Christian life is far from boring, and [...]


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His Banner over Me – Song of Songs 2:4

Song of Songs 2:4 KJV: He brought me to the banqueting house, / And his banner over me was love. NIV: Let him lead me to the banquet hall, / and let his banner over me be [...]


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The Bible on Cursing

Well, finding broad commands to not curse was surprisingly more difficult than finding the same for not swearing. Whereas swearing was forbidden directly and clearly, cursing seemed to be handled more circumspectly. [...]


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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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Midnight Friskies

We call them midnight friskies, which really sounds like a sexy breakfast cereal. Which is appropriate, I suppose, since it’s also a late night snack of choice… [...]


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Gathering Myrrh – Song of Songs 5:1

Song of Songs 5:1b KJV: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; NIV: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice. NASB: I have gathered my myrrh along with my balsam. The Hebrew [...]


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