Thursday, April 19, 2007

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth...



by Paula Neal Mooney

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—

for your love is more delightful than wine.


Song of Solomon 1:2


This is the pic of me and my husband that hangs on our bedroom wall.

I had it blown up and hung it on the wall to help foster and flame that romantic atmosphere, reminding us both that before we became "mommy and daddy" we first became "husband and wife" -- lovers.

Marital love can be hot.

Watching Robin Thicke interact with his beautiful wife in his 'Lost Without U' video reminded me of that fact, after watching it I wept and read the entire Song of Solomon in one bathing, soaking up its intense imagery and wisdom, not only of the Lord's relationship with Israel, but also of a man's changing relationship with his wife.

Be ye not deceived
Turn on any Desperate Housewives episode and you'll see women jumping in and out of bed with a new man each week. Those writers would have you believe that plenty-o-sex-with-varying-men is the thing, the way to gain real excitement.

Research the hot searches on the net any given moment, and you'll find a plethora of men in hot pursuit FHM spreads of the fleeting flavor-of-the-moment in the raw.

Today's seem to be "Leslie Bibb nude pics," no doubt frantically searched for by men who salivatingly envision how much better she would be in bed than their own wives.

There is none righteous...
I fall prey to the enemy's schemes here and there. A longing look from a cute guy gets my vivid writer's imagination wandering.

But then God brings me back to reality and shows me how the story would really end: the deep hurt that would be hard to forgive, the dividing of assets, the step-moms and step-dads, the sad looks on my children's faces...

I'm no fool.

Like the Shulamite woman learned over time, the stomach-flipping initial wedding-night throes of passion may fade and change.

But they are replaced by a more mature and deeper sensuality of those who know each other intensely, with a lovemaking that's much more than sex, hotter and more fulfilling and God-blessed than any extramarital affair could purport to supply.

Let my lover come into his garden
and taste its choice fruits.
Song of Solomon 4:16

So...if your bedroom walls are bare, head on over to Wallhogs (sponsor of this post), upload your favorite digital wedding pic and be reminded:

"What has been joined by God, let no man tear asunder..."

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13 comments:

James said...

Paula, thanks for sharing, your husband and you are gifts from God and for each other. I love to see you putting your man in the spot light.The setting is wonderful. I was not one of the men looking for the nude picture of what ever her name is.The picture of you and your husband is much more inspiring.

Sunny Ellis said...

I'm Cheerin over here, Paula! I'm cheering! I think it's great you are pulling people over here looking for nudie pics and then witnessing to them! Awesome!

When I married my husband, I made a vow before God--to forsake all others, for better or worse, richer or poorer, till death us do part. I am so crazy in love with that man!

I am so incredibly blessed to see a long burning flame that has both passion and longevity in my parents (1st marriage celebrating 35 years in December and going strong) and in his parents (also first marriage, celebrating 26 years this year). Praise the Lord!

oh and by the way.

I LOVE MY HUSBAND.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Hey James - Oh yeah, I know you're a loyal reader and not a search-engine guy. Thank you for always commenting...

Hi Sunny - Glad you're cheering! And I hope people find something inspiring over here.

I know how easy it is to be deceived into thinking affairs are hot and stuff.

"We are not ignorant of his devices..."

And I'm glad to see your devotion to your husband as well -- we need to see more of this in a culture that seems to highlight the antithesis.

Cheers,
Paula

Guido said...

Have put you on Technorati faves, very interesting read. Will keep an eye on your blog, and thanks for the money-making tips.

Latimer Williams said...

Awesome post Paula, It's great to see some people still believe and love the institution of marriage. My wife still blows my mind away when I look at her and I am so glad I am blessed that she would have me, it has been nothing but blessings since we crossed each other's path.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Thanks, Guido - I've also Technorati faved you and you're on my Google homepage! Funny how folks meet in cyberspace.

Aw, Latimer, that is so sweet to say about your wife. It is heart-warming to see a man love and respect "the wife of his youth."

SweetGyrl & StreetBoyz2biznizmen said...

hi PAULA, WHAT A BEUTIFUL PHOTO!! I AM NOT MARRIED YET, NEVER HAVE BEEN, BUT I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT THE LORD HAS IN STORE FOR ME, AND CLEARING MY SPIRIT AND MIND SO THAT I CAN BE OPEN TO THE LORDS BLESSINGS, KEEP ME IN YOUR PRAYERS GIRL, YOUR AN INSPIRATION TO ME!!

Manchild said...

Hello Paula,

Even real men enjoy reading love stories.:) I hope your testimony inspires other couples who are standing at a crossroads and don't which way to turn.

As you know, marriage is ministry. I thank God daily for my wife, my daughter, and for friends such as you.

Jennifer said...

GREAT post Sweetie!

I'm so all about strengthening marriages and relationships and really tire of the nonsense we are inundated telling us that sleeping around with everyone is the norm...

It makes me crazy!

Thanks so much for sharing this with the world!

Much love,

jen

Vanessa said...

Awww, Paula, such a great post. I'm loving that photo. It's nice to read positive messages about marriage. Peace...

~V

Jim.Legington said...

Paula,
That's another great Post, hope
You are enjoying every moment, that is excellent sharing in the Songs of Solomon in our Bible.

I'm hoping very soon to Post about my lovely wife Lena of 33 years. Thanks for that Wallhog insight You shared. Wisdom is better than gold and silver, Praise the Lord!

God Bless You and Husband, hold that light high for marriage it's about blessing mankind and a great illustration Our Lord uses about
Kingdom Business.

laura said...

Beautiful post Paula! Thanks for holding up the standard!

JA Huber said...

Fabulous photo, it oozes with the love you have for one another :)

Paula Neal Mooney