Wow...who would have thought that we could connect toys and milk. Now that I think about it....I've enjoyed toys (different kind now
) and milk since I was a kid.
seekr......My purpose in asking for scripture references was to ask for more than tradition or opinion. There is something running rampant in our world today when the issue of activities in the marriage bedroom are under such attack by our fellow brothers and sisters in the lord.
Mac...thank you so much for the hyperlink that you attached.
Bemark...for years I also just assumed that "avoid sexual immorality" meant those things that I considered not "right/weird/not normal" as "sexual immorality". The greek for "sexual immorality" clearly was referring to adultery etc. What if many of the things that we thought were wrong in the "marriage bedroom" were things that God didnt have an opinion on....How wild and crazy could a Christian Marriage Bedroom be? What would the divorce rate drop to among believers....now our divorce rate is the same if not higher. What if we could say Christian marriages not only had Christ at the center giving our marriages purpose and Joy...but also that a married couple could have amazing fun in the bedroom as well. What if non believers found out that God desires that the Marriage Bedroom be a den of passion....oh yea and there is this guy named Jesus who loves them so much that he died for their sins...so they could be with their heavenly father who loved them before they were even born? What if the only "don'ts" were don't have sex with someone other than your wife?
What if using language in the bedroom beyond the clinical was even OK?
Hehealedme....unfortunately the argument that if God approved of toys he would have supplied such toys in the beginning doesnt seem to make sense to me. If you truly believe that the only thing appropriate were things that God provided in the beginning... wouldnt that apply to any type of medicine or modern appliance etc. I will be very transparent here...my wife of almost 24 years has had the most intense times of enjoyment (if you know what I mean) of our lives with the help of a particular bunny (not our family pet). Over the last 18 months our time together in the bedroom has gone through a metamorphisis(sp?). Our relationship out of the bedroom is better than it has ever been in our life.
Let me wrap up for now with a huge observation my wife and I made about 18 months ago. Anytime she said in the past "I am not comftorable with that" I mistakingly assumed she meant....she would never
be comftorable with that. There were many, many, (one more) many things that she was fine trying once that I assumed she never would go for. God is amazing.
I look forward to other's thoughts.