Song of Songs 6:13 – 7:5
Why would you gaze on the Shulammite
as on the dance of Mahanaim?
7 [n]How beautiful your sandaled feet,
O prince’s daughter!
Your graceful legs are like jewels,
the work of an artist’s hands.
2 Your navel is a rounded goblet
that never lacks blended wine.
Your waist is a mound of wheat
encircled by lilies.
3 Your breasts are like two fawns,
like twin fawns of a gazelle.
4 Your neck is like an ivory tower.
Your eyes are the pools of Heshbon
by the gate of Bath Rabbim.
Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon
looking toward Damascus.
5 Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel.
Your hair is like royal tapestry the king is held captive by its tresses.
Many people believe that She is doing a dance for him – right down to the nude.
– A Striptease –
She has gained confidence in herself as a woman. He has earned her trust and she knows that he will love every part of her body. He visually affirms her – from her feet to her head – and everything in between. Go back and read it, there are some great lines. Do you know how much your husband loves the lines of your legs? Do you know the power of your eyes? Did you know that the vagina is the same pH as wine – how did they know?
The first time I treated my husband to a striptease, I felt so awkward. I am kind of tall and lanky and I think that I was trying to be someone that I am not. I think my husband felt weird, too. He had spent his whole life trying to guard his eyes. Here I was giving him a show and he wasn’t really sure if it was ok. But trust me, I could tell he still enjoyed it. Afterwards we laughed about it and had some great conversations about what it meant to share myself, and was it ok? Was it ok for my husband to really enjoy it?
The next time was really fun. I felt freer in expressing myself and my husband felt freer in enjoying himself. I went to the thrift store to buy an outfit of an alter ego of myself. I could never be an all out stripper like you think of professionals, but I could be a stodgy librarian or teacher, that deep down was very free in her sexuality. And when the time was right, she knew how to let go, and let go in a tantalizing way. I could tell my husband also felt much freer in enjoying the show – this was a good thing – to fully enjoy his wife with the eyes that God gave him.
Just last week, I had a young wife email me because she wanted to do a strip tease for her husband and was really nervous. What I love, is that she asked me to pray for her.
Sharing our bodies with our husband is God honoring because it fits into His design. It takes laying down ourselves and our insecurities, knowing beyond a shadow of doubt that He created us beautiful, and then diving off the cliff because we are willing to be that vulnerable. Stripping is not just for your husband, it is stepping into who He created you to be and the freedom that He wants you to experience. Are you ready?
This Week –
- Give your husband a mini striptease by slowly removing clothes when you undress for the day. See if he notices.
- Do a striptease for your husband. Here is a great article from The Marriage Bed to get you started. Adapt it to fit who you are. Not every striptease looks the same. It should represent who you are.
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