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Posted March 31, 2010
First, let's clear one thing about sex; sex is God's gift to married couple "Only" to enjoy and as a seal of their oneness. This is where "two become one" and also to glorify God's name by making love in its purest and most passionate way God told us to. Sex is not all about lust, its all about sensuality, unselfishness and enjoyment of each other's company.
Actually and honestly, I'm not a married man, though this book is for married couples only, it is still a good introduction about being intimate in a Christian perspective. In the trend of teens nowadays, where sex is their so-called proof of their love to each other, first thing that I learned from this book is that "sex is for married couples only" and getting a clear view of "if I am to do this now" I will not experience the full happiness of being intimate and the fact that it's a sin. Aside from intimacies, I have learned some bits about forgiveness.
For married couples out there, this book is highly recommended for you. For newly weds, it's a good investment to have a book like this, to have a clear foresight of the possibilities of hardships for your intimacy and how to handle such. For troubled husbands and wives about their intimacies, feel like the fire of intimacy growing weak by bondages and strongholds? Again, this book can help you both by viewing and repairing intimacies for you to last forever in accordance to God's teachings.
From King Solomon's wit and wisdom about intimacies, you will think again about what the Bible has to say about intimacy. Intimacy is one of the key things about an everlasting relationship of a married couple; this is where each other's company is privately enjoyed through passion, selflessness and freedom.
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Posted December 22, 2004
EVERY engaged couple should read this!!! The title makes it seem like it's for couples who need intimacy ignited (that too) but it's more about God's intention for Sex through the Song of Solomon and the way He intented it to be. It showed me many good and interesting things. But one of the things that stuck out the most was how Solomon always pleased his wife first and how he was a servent lover toward Tizrah (his wife), and how God loves women so much that he gave us the Song of Solomon to see that we women are uniquely designed and not crazy! There is also a lot of things that wives can learn that will help enhance intimacy with their husbands as well. This is a must read for both husband and wives-not just for women. My daughter is only ten, and I plan to keep this book in my closet for however many years until she is ready for marraige. I will definitely pass this onto her as well as buy it for wedding shower gifts.
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Posted April 14, 2010
Several years ago, I bought a copy of Intimate Issues by Dillow and Pintus. I was concerned about a friend and they had come to me for encouragement. I found a lot of sound biblical advice in Linda Dillow's book.
I didn't realize it until recently, but Linda Dillow and the gal she wrote that book with wrote a sequel to it several years ago. Dillow and Pintus set out to examine what the Song of Solomon says about sex. The book is called Intimacy Ignited. There are two ways that the Song of Solomon is usually interpreted--allegorically and literally. In this book, they have interpreted the Song of Solomon to be the literal story of the love between Solomon and Tirzah. Each chapter of the book looks at what the Song of Solomon says about making love for husbands and wives. There is a Discussion/Bible Study for couples at the end of the book as well as several good Appendices.
I'm not sure whether or not I think the Song of Solomon is meant to be interpreted literally or as an allegory of God's love for Israel or for the church. But, I found as I read through the introduction that I felt okay not being certain about this issue. I know that may sound very strange, but I found that I was willing to listen and open my heart to what the authors wanted to share. As I read through the rest of the book, all of the things the authors shared in the chapter sat well with me--there weren't any red flags in my heart that I needed to be concerned that the authors were being unwise in their advice.
Please note that the introduction is rather dry and is very matter of fact. The rest of the books is written in very different tone. So please keep reading after the introduction!
In some ways, it's a very awkward thing to write a review about book about sex. What I can say is that the book gave me some ideas about how I can love my husband better and it affirmed that I already am pursuing my husband and loving him well.
I would recommend this book over Sheet Music by Kevin Leman. They are different books. Sheet Music is much more practical in nature and this book talks more about the role that making love has in our lives and how we love our spouses well as a whole. Sheet music is practical in its approach and (from what I remember) talks specifically about the act of making love. Intimacy Ignited addresses the act as well as the stage and all of the things that affect it for both wives and husbands. This is one of those books that you feel good about after you've read. You know that you'll pick it up again and find the chapter you need. Ms. Dillow and Ms. Pintus share from their hearts they talk about the act, the stage, the things that get in the way, the things men want and those that women want, how keep your love alive, and more. It's the whole picture. There's even a chapter on how to continue to make time for each other after kids come into the picture.
This is a good book to read--whether your marriage is doing well or you are struggling. I hope that it will be encouraging to you.
Please note that I did receive a complimentary copy of this book for review by Navpress, but I liked it so well that I have already ordered and sent a copy to a friend. I do highly recommend it!
Posted December 6, 2011
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Posted January 6, 2010
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