What are you doing to ensure that your marriage not only survives but thrives? Do you have a strategy in place for your next twenty-five years together? The final two chapters of Song of Songs are rich with practices for growing a lifelong marriage. One of the practices, we will discover, is to bring play time into … Continue reading Monday Rewind: Lifelong Love
In every marriage, conflict is inevitable. Even Solomon and Shulamith, those twitterpated lovebirds, had their differences. You read about this in Song of Songs 5:2-8. Solomon arrives home sometime past midnight. He comes knocking on the door of Shulamith's room, hoping for a little bit of "something-something." But she's in bed. The makeup is off, … Continue reading Monday Rewind: Messy Love
Before our wedding, my wife (Karen) and I made the wise decision of getting premarital counselling. Our counsellor made a statement that I will never forget: “Foreplay begins in the kitchen.” Before you let your imagination run wild, let me explain what she meant. Her point was simple - as you go about your day, how you treat each … Continue reading Monday Rewind: Before the Bedroom
Dating? Courting? Crushing? Chances are you will catch a good bout of infatuation early in your relationship. It's intriguing that the Bible doesn't shy away from this very human experience. In the Song of Songs - the big book on relationships - the two main characters are clearly twitterpated. Hear the poetic words of Shulamith, … Continue reading Monday Rewind: Infatuation
In relationships, attraction gets traction. If you are looking for a future spouse, I'm sure you've got a short list of qualities that you're looking for. What's at the top of your list? In the Song of Songs, it's evident that Solomon and the Shulamite woman (let's call her Shulamith) were attracted to each other. … Continue reading Monday Rewind: Attraction
This Sunday, Crosspoint launches a new teaching series called Love Story. We'll be diving into the Song of Songs and exploring a number of its themes including attraction, courtship, marriage, intimacy, and conflict. Some might wonder...Why are we doing this series? I'm aiming to answer this question. But first, let me talk about the subject … Continue reading A Love Story?