But I still think this was such an important topic for us to talk about. We are being lied to on a daily basis about how we are made, and we have subtly bought into those lies without even realizing it. It's the frog in the kettle kind of thing again. So my heart was to restore the sacred and the relational passion to our sexuality. Hopefully you caught that, but like I said, it's really a matter of what we're going to buy into (the truth or a lie) and about how much we're willing to trust God with our sexuality.
And oddly enough, I'm not the only one apparently who thinks this is a vital topic to deal with. I was channel surfing last night and stumbled on two local church broadcasts. The first words I heard from one was "naked and unashamed," and the other was talking about sexuality as well. Hmmm....
Well, there is a point to this blog, honest. One of the points we made about being naked and unashamed was that we needed to become students of both lovemaking and of our spouse. Consider it continuing education. So I wanted to pass on some of the resources I used (besides the Bible, which is filled with wonderful insight on this) so you could do some study on your own. Kind of like extra credit...geez, how much motivation do you need to do this?? Anyway, here's the titles of some of the books I used:
Sheet Music (Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage) by Kevin Leman
A Celebration of Sex (A Guide to Enjoying God's Gift of Sexual Intimacy) by Douglas Rosenau
Love and War (Finding the Marriage you've Dreamed Of) by John and Stasi Eldridge
Red Hot Monogamy (Making your Marriage Sizzle) by Bill and Pam Farrell
Intended for Pleasure by Ed Wheat
You'll find these go into more, shall we say, depth, on the topic. ( And for my single readers, I'd maybe suggest waiting until you're engaged to begin your education. Channel that energy elsewhere!)
So was this series helpful? Did you get anything out of it? (Perhaps I should rephrase that.) Why not comment here and let me know how this challenged you, or which moment of my embarrassment you found most enjoyable!
One story to close: Somewhere in the middle of this series I recommended that you and your spouse should read the Song of Solomon together and take some time to figure out just exactly what it is the lovers are talking about in that poem. Well, one of you told me (this is how I know we're a really close church!) that you didn't get past chapter 4 before, well, um,