Friday, February 09, 2007

THE BED UNDEFILED

The Bible says, "Marriage is honorable, and the bed undefiled" (Hebrews 13:4). That means sexual relations in marriage are good and proper and fitting. God created man and woman, and He created sex, and when He brought man and woman together, He said, "It is good."

The Bible says right before He created woman, He looked at Adam who was alone and said, "This is not good."

Teehee.

God knew Adam needed help! In fact, the very next words God speaks are, "I will make him an helper comparable to him" (Genesis 2:18, NKJV).

This is a fitting subject, seeing as how Valentine's Day will soon be upon us.

In one of our homes, I painted a frieze on the cantilevered ceiling of our dining room. I painted Psalm 91:1, 10, 11 in gold on two steps of the ceiling. People oohed and ahed over it. In that same home, I thought about painting The Bed Verse (Hebrews 13:4) over our bed but I never did. Maybe I will in this house, over our bed, above.

Some of our friends built a house a few years ago, and they did a unique thing. They had a party and asked all of their friends to come over and write scriptures on the 2 x 4s before the builder installed the sheetrock. We were all carrying our Bibles throughout the house and writing the scriptures here and there. I wrote The Bed Verse directly over the spot where their bed would later be. They got a kick out of it, and everybody laughed.

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Tonight, we start our annual marriage seminar at our church. It goes through Saturday afternoon. The Bed Verse will be covered, along with lots of other topics. It'll be an enlightening, encouraging, and entertaining event. Hey, that's how I describe the fiction I write, too. Tonight, for our break, we're having a chocolate fountain complete with fresh fruit and cake that will be dipped beneath the flowing chocolate. That alone is worth coming for! :)

Two books Milton and I highly recommend to couples are: The Act of Marriage by Tim LaHaye and Intended for Pleasure by Dr. Ed Wheat. Milton gives these books to every couple he marries (performs ceremonies for), and we're giving away some copies for door prizes.

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I blog every Monday through Friday. This past Wednesday and Thursday, however, I had a computer glitch. Hope that doesn't happen again.

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5 Comments:

At 12:23 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

Nice post, Kristy. Thanks for reminding the world marriage was God's invention.

Ultimately, to give a Bride to His son. :)

Rachel

 
At 2:17 PM, Blogger Cherie said...

Wonderful post! Sounds like a wonderful marriage seminar and not just for the chocolate. :-)

Cherie Japp

 
At 2:19 PM, Blogger amyanne said...

Hi, I am Tricia Goyer's assistant. Would you be interested in participating in a blog tour for her latest book, Valley of Betrayal?

Thanks,
Amy
amy@triciagoyer.com
www.triciagoyer.com
triciagoyer.blogspot.com

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Thanks, all, for the comments. Rachel, I LOVE your teachings on the bride and the groom (the church and Christ). Makes my eyes mist just thinking about the love Christ has for us.

Cherie, thanks for your comment! Yes,I'm on my way out the door to the seminar.

Amy, yes I'd like to participate in Tricia's blog tour. I'll email you.

 
At 1:38 PM, Anonymous OHC said...

This is great..I hope i can get a write up on undefiled love cos we have a programme for 14 febuary 2009 and the theme is UNDEFILED LOVE.We want to use that programme to reach out to people in the world about Christ..that date in question is a day Mr Devil is using to get to our youth and we want to arrest that day for Christ.You can contact us on oneheartcrusaders@ymail.com for any questions.
Hope to read from you soon.

 

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