Delilah. Jezebel. Salome. Though these femmes fatales lived millennia apart, their names echo in the halls of the notorious. Why? Their beauty seduced kings and altered the fate of nations. And these bad girls are with us still.
The word seduction is powerful. It conjures up images of passion and intimacy–unfortunately, mostly sinful relationships outside of marriage. I’m advocating that husbands and wives should continuously seduce their spouse… and their spouse alone.
Sex in marriage should be one of the greatest expressions of love. It’s power goes far beyond stimulating the senses. Sex, or more appropriately, making love, unites husband and wife both physically and spiritually.
I remember telling my wife, in a sweet way, that I didn’t like the way she cooked our dinner when we first got married. I’m smiling now at the memory and even then it was something we could both laugh off. My comment wasn’t intended as an insult but it was in keeping with our “no secrets” policy.
Before we began our day this morning my wife hugged me and said
“Good morning, my man of steel.”
Wow! What a way to start off a gloomy Tuesday! 🙂
The way a husband and wife communicate will have a tremendous impact on their relationship. While developing strong communication skills takes time, patience and a lot of love on both the man and woman, there are a few concepts that every husband should verbalize consistently to his wife. Ladies, feel free to weigh in on this too!
Writing allows me to harness the awe-inspiring power of creativity; it allows me to create the ultimate lesson. I can breathe life into fictitious characters, create a compelling story-line and then-poof! a lesson that just might alter a reader’s life for the better is born.
I have been blessed to be happily married for over a decade but I realize that there are millions of couples who have not enjoyed the benefits of a lasting, faithful marriage. In my historical christian fiction novel Twiceborn I examine the effects of infidelity in married couples but over the next three posts I would like to identify compelling causes for infidelity on the part of men and strategies that women can use to fight back.