Song of Soloman: Better than Shades of Gray

This shades movie is causing quite a stir these days. But I doubt that this is the kind of sex ed our society needs. I mean really? Where is Gloria Steinem when you need her? We women are not to be in bondage, WE ARE TO BE CHERISHED!

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I’d like to share some alternatives to reading these books or watching the movie.
Song of Solomon: The 22nd book in the bible is series of lyrical poems about a young woman and her lover. These poems are filled with physical love, and even erotic love.  The words are very descriptive and romantic clearly describing passionate love between a bridegroom and his bride  who are deeply in love.

Here is an outline of the book:

Song of Solomon 1:1-2:7 – The bride expresses her deep desire to be with her lover and sings praises about him.

Song of Solomon 2:8-3:5 – The affections between the bride and her lover becomes more intimate, and she pours out more praise on the one she loves was very elaborate and exquisite analogies from nature.

Song of Solomon 3:6-5:1 – King Solomon gives his praise, as does the bride, and the engagement takes place.

Song of Solomon 5:2-6:9 – The bridegroom goes away for a period of time, and during his absence the bride longs for his return and continues to give him praises.

Song of Solomon 6:10-8:4 – This section contains some very descriptive verses describing the beauty of the bride.

Song of Solomon 8:5-14 – The conclusion deals with the durable eternal bond of consummated love.

For further study I suggest this sermon series/study by Tommy Nelson called Song of Solomon

If you happen to be an engaged couple I recommend reading Intended for Pleasure: Sex Technique and Sexual Fulfillment in Christian Marriage

This is a great book to give to a married couple as well. I think I still have my copy from 1990. It has been around for a long time (30 years I think). Just so you know, it has graphic content. But well worth the investment for those who are interested in being fulfilled in this area.

Hope these will be good alternatives for you to explore.