Stumbled upon this gem of a poem by Douglas Wilson:
When he gives to her, and she receives it
With passive and gentle ferocity,
He thanks his God who made their bodies fit
Within this law of reciprocity.
So then what appears as carnal pleasure
Is really far more–it is sacrifice,
Holy and sacred, an earth-bound treasure,
Reflecting glory. I render thanks twice
For here is the woman, and here is her head
Gathered in this, their tumultuous bed.
Some Bible passages are simply too erotic to be properly preached from the pulpit. Here’s one of them:
A loving doe, a graceful deer—
may her breasts satisfy you always,
may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
-Proverbs 5:19 (NIV)
After studying each of the Hebrew words behind the verse, I believe the following paraphrase should get the point across:
The wife is sexually eager and playful. Her seductiveness excites her husband, causing her to become the object of his desire. He becomes like the male buck in heat, longing to mount his favored female.
When the opportunity is right, he seizes her and does with her body whatever his masculine urges drive him to do until he is completely satisfied and finds his release.
During this time of heat, he loses all control of himself. He does not act as a rational man, but rather as a man drunk with passion. Completely uninhibited, he acts purely on primal instincts, almost unaware of what he is even doing.
This passionate ritual is not merely a “special treat” but occurs frequently, even daily.
The wife is eager to please and makes herself available to her husband at all times. She anxiously awaits the moment when she will be ravished by his love.
This is God’s recommended alternative to sexual immorality.