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I would love to try _______, but my husband says no way!

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Weekly Poll #105: What is the best birthday present you could give your hubby?

Happy birthday, Mr. Nutmeg! I love you, baby!  🙂  ~ Spicy

Introducing … Bathsheba

Bathsheba was the wife of Uriah the Hittite.  While he was away at war, King David caught a glimpse of Bathsheba bathing on the roof of her home.  He found her beautiful and sent for her.  He slept with her and she became pregnant.  In order to try to cover his sin, he brought Uriah home from war to sleep with his wife, but he did not, citing the fact that no one else was allowed the luxury of returning to their home, so he wished to stay with his men.   This was very troubling to David, who was hoping that Uriah could claim the pregnant Bathsheba as carrying HIS child.  When this plan didn’t work, David had Uriah sent to the front lines of the war where he would no doubt be killed.   When Bathsheba got word that her husband had died, she grieved for him.  When her mourning period was over, David brought her into his household as his wife.

Nathan the prophet was sent to David to express the Lord’s displeasure in what he had done, and Bathsheba’s son was stricken ill and died.   Soon after the baby’s death, Bathsheba bore another son, and they named him Solomon.

In David’s old age, Bathsheba next appears to plead to the king that her son Solomon should be the next king, not Adonijah.  David proclaimed that Solomon would be his successor and had him anointed king.

In 1Kings 2, Bathsheba was also asked to be a messenger from Adonijah to his brother, King Solomon.  Bathsheba is mentioned as the mother of Solomon in 1 Chronicles and also in Psalm 51:1

You can read the full story of David and Bathsheba in 2 Samuel 11:1- 12:25, 1 Kings 1:1- 2:22, 1 Chronicles 3 and Psalm 51.

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My husband kind of wants to try _______, but I’m too scared!

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Weekly Poll #104: At what age should you start filtering sexual innuendo around your children?

Introducing … Sarai/Sarah

Sarai was the wife of Abram.   Sarai was unable to conceive a child and was barren for a very long time.  Sarai faithfully followed her husband to many new lands, both traveling by faith.  Several times, Sarai was asked to lie for her husband.  He told her twice to tell the ruler of a land they entered that she was Abram’s sister, so that he would not be killed for her beauty.  The Lord inflicted bad illnesses on the households of the rulers who took her as his wife, so she was returned to her husband and they were told to leave the land.  Sarai’s barrenness caused her to lose faith that God would provide, so she gave her slave, Hagar, to her husband in hopes that Hagar would conceive a child for her.  Hagar did conceive and gave birth to a son, Ishmael.  Sarai mistreated Hagar and she ran away, but the Lord promised to increase the descendants of Ishmael, so she returned to Sarai.  For Abram’s faithfulness, God changed his name to Abraham (when he was in his 90’s) and changed Sarai’s name to Sarah.  The Lord told him at that point that Sarah would conceive him a son and they would call him Isaac, and the Lord would bless the descendants of this son.  Abraham and Sarah laughed, since she was such an elderly lady, but the Lord kept his promise.  Sarah conceived a son when she was in her elderly years and named him Isaac.  Sarah lived to be 127 years old.

 

You can read more about Sarai/Sarah in the book of Genesis (Genesis 12 – Genesis 23)

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I really need to find a gentle way to let my husband know that _______ turns me off.

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