Jez and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day any more, not because we are a boring, old married couple (which we are but that‘s not the reason!), we find it‘s so expensive, the price of anything coloured red is inflated for about a fortnight. Also, I know it’s a cliché, but we don’t need to be romantic on just one day of the year when there are 365 days we can enjoy each other.
God intended us to have romance, sex, fun and companionship in our marriage, all the time (you only need to read The Song of Songs to see that God wanted us to be pleasing to one another).
So while everyone is romancing each other this week I thought you might find this Bliss game a bit of fun too, it’s focussed on the romancing side as well as the sex side of things and certainly heats things up nicely in the bedroom department (or whatever room you prefer!) So, if you do celebrate Valentine’s Day (or not) and are looking for a gift with a difference then check out this website, there is even a game called Solomon’s Delight!!
1 Corinthians 7:4-7 (MSG)
It’s good for a man to have a wife, and for a woman to have a husband. Sexual drives are strong, but marriage is strong enough to contain them and provide for a balanced and fulfilling sexual life in a world of sexual disorder. The marriage bed must be a place of mutuality—the husband seeking to satisfy his wife, the wife seeking to satisfy her husband. Marriage is not a place to “stand up for your rights.” Marriage is a decision to serve the other, whether in bed or out. Abstaining from sex is permissible for a period of time if you both agree to it, and if it’s for the purposes of prayer and fasting—but only for such times. Then come back together again. Satan has an ingenious way of tempting us when we least expect it. I’m not, understand, commanding these periods of abstinence—only providing my best counsel if you should choose them. Sometimes I wish everyone were single like me—a simpler life in many ways! But celibacy is not for everyone any more than marriage is. God gives the gift of the single life to some, the gift of the married life to others.