There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
In December, we celebrate our fourth anniversary of running the Christian Nymphos (CN) blog. What an amazing blessing it has been to us to hear testimony after testimony from women who are discovering our blog and finding it a source of encouragement that they could not find anywhere else. That is what has kept the fire in our bellies for the years that we have fervently been blogging our ideas and opinions each and every week on the benefits of a spicy marriage bed. God is so good.
This past summer, however, both Cumingirl and Cinnamonsticks began sensing that their efforts towards maintaining their ministry on CN were overtaking things that ought to have a higher priority. In prayerfully seeking the Lord for wisdom on what to do, the Lord released them from the CN ministry, but they would finish off the year with SpicyNutmeg.
With just the three of us remaining as the founders of CN we intensively discussed what direction to go in with the blog since two of us were released from the ministry and one still felt commissioned to continue ministering in this way to married women. Managing all of the content and moderation of comments on articles dating back 4 years takes a great deal of time and energy for one person, and so we have come to the following decision.
SpicyNutmeg is starting a daughter blog. The new blog will have threads connecting back and forth with CN so you will still be able to have access to both blogs, but commenting on CN will cease to be available on December 18, 2011. SpicyNutmeg’s new blog is called Monogabliss. It will begin Monday, December 19. The content will still be basically the same with some new features. The link is provided above if you click on the blog name. The guidelines and formats will be very similar to what you are used to on Christian Nymphos. With permission, she will bring over some of the articles that we have written in the past and will link them back to CN. It is her hope that the Monogabliss name will be a more “user friendly” name that you will feel comfortable with sharing the information with other married friends and pastors.
Message from SpicyNutmeg: First of all, I want to thank all our faithful readers for coming back day after day. It has really overwhelmed me, but blessed me at the same time to see the number of people who visit this blog daily. When we first began this blog, I never imagined that we would still be around posting after 4 years. When the six of us first met and became friends, we started talking about how we felt that God was calling us to a Mission field. One in which the church never seems to want to pass along the RIGHT information, and one in which our parents and society may have given us the WRONG information, and we were living our married sex lives in a bed of lies from the Prince of Lies…I didn’t think there was much I could offer since I was coming out of years as a refuser, but I felt God telling me that my story needed to be told, and there were other women like me who needed to hear the truth. So, I plunged into this adventure hoping that God would keep me from sinking.
I truly miss my sisters in Christ who started this blog with us, but could not continue. GingerMama, Peppermintgirl and Sugar and Spice contributed many wonderful articles in our early years. I want to thank Cumingirl and Cinnamonsticks for their support and friendship over these many years. They are not just friends to me, they are my sisters. I want to thank all of you for allowing me to tell my story and passing along any tidbits of truth that I had. You have blessed me more than you can know, and I am going to miss CN. I hope that you will join with me on Monogabliss and help me to continue the ministry that God has called me to do. I do not feel released like my sisters yet. I think God has more work to do with me and for me. Thank you for trusting complete strangers to help you make your marriage bed the best and the hottest it can be!
Message from Cumingirl: Saying “goodbye” is never easy, and this one is no different. When we started CN 4 years ago, with all our energies and enthusiasm, I never thought that I’d be leaving 4 years later. Much is different now in my own life, and so goes the winds of change. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to write on CN, and I am so thankful for my fellow spice sisters, whom I consider to be lifelong friends. Watching our readership grow was fascinating, and seeing many of you come together on our forum to laugh together, cry together, encourage and support one another, was inspiring. Thank you all so much for following us and commenting and asking questions. May our Lord continue to heap blessings on your marriages for years to come!
Message from Cinnamonsticks: Thank you for the way you have become involved and invested in our blog. It means the world to me to know that I had a part in encouraging you. It is my passion in life to help others and I have appreciated the opportunity to speak into your life. It humbles me to consider how many women have been positively impacted because of my contribution here. Even though the Lord has released me from ministry there will be a time of grieving in my heart as I let go of this ministry. It has been a significant part of my life for a long time and God has used it to refine my character. Thank you for all the times you said “Amen” to my articles or left a comment saying how much CN has helped you. I will forever remember the platform I was given here to share my heart honestly.