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I’m not going to tell you not to read 50 Shades of Grey, but I am going to recommend another book. It won’t cost you anything, unless you want to buy it. You probably already have a copy of it.  It’s a juicy, steamy, hot romance.  It’s been around for ages and yet some still consider it controversial. Want a steamy love life with your hubby?  You need to read this one, preferably with your hubby.What is this hot, ancient book? You guessed it. Song of Solomon. Hold off on throwing the tomatoes. Give it a chance. Let’s look at some of  the steamy lines from SOS and how they can help spice up the romance in our marriages.Yes, Solomon was not perfect. He did have many wives and he did turn away from God, but SOS does show us what romance in marriage should be like. We do know in SOS Solomon was with one wife, the way it should be.  There are no control issues, no abusive tendencies here.

Apparently, Solomon is a hottie. Do you ever call your hubby a hottie? Here’s his wife’s “opening line” to him, “…The fragrance of your perfume is intoxicating; your name is perfume poured out. No wonder young women adore you.”  She doesn’t stop there. She then tells him to take her with him, to hurry to the king’s chambers. Let’s get it on…

He is equally flattering. Solomon tells his new wife she is the “most beautiful of women”. Ladies, who doesn’t want their husband to say they are the most beautiful woman in the room? I love it when my hubby says that. It’s a definite turn on.  He goes on to say, “Like a lily among thorns, so is my darling among the young women.”  Solomon knows how to charm a lady.

“Mrs. Solomon” makes it clear to readers that they should not “stir up or awaken love until the appropriate time”. This hot stuff is for marriage.  She then compares Solomon to a “gazelle or young stag”.  Today we might say, “You know Ryan Gossling? He pales in comparison to my hubby.”

When I read Solomon telling her “…let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely”, I couldn’t help but think “awwww”. Sigh. Sweet, hot, holy romance. It can be done. Song of Solomon does it well.

Before you read any book, consult with God. If you are convicted about the contents, don’t read it. Take the advice my Mom always gave me, “Just because everyone else is doing it, doesn’t mean you should” and consider the words of Mark Twain, “What’s popular isn’t always right, what’s right isn’t always popular”.

You can find the HCSB version of Song of Solomon on the bible app. for free. Which book will you read?

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