The Song of Solomon is God’s proof that He is all for intimate, sexual love expressed solely between a husband and wife. It’s His idea!
After spending the past couple of weeks talking about sexual intimacy, we thought it would be good to offer some creative date ideas based on the most romantic book in the Bible. We’ve come up with a total of 9 dates. Some will cost some money, some will be free, but all are sure to help you celebrate the love you alone share with your spouse.
Date #1 – Massage Or Spa Date
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your love is better than wine;
your anointing oils are fragrant;
your name is oil poured out;
therefore virgins love you.
Draw me after you; let us run.
The king has brought me into his chambers.
We will exult and rejoice in you;
we will extol your love more than wine;
rightly do they love you.
(Song of Solomon 1:2-4 ESV)
There is something about a massage that helps you relax in a way nothing else can. If you have the resources, plan a day at the spa. Many offer couples massages with a detoxifying soak. We’ve even purchased them on Groupon before. If this is too much for your budget, then set up your bedroom like a spa, soft lighting, music and essential oils to soothe your spouse’s tired muscles, and hopefully excite other muscles. 😉 Make sure you have plenty of time to keep from feeling rushed. Turn off the phone and enjoy lots of kisses too! Check out Journey To Surrender’s excellent post on 10 Ways To Change Up Your Kissing Routine.
Date #2 – Day at the Beach
I am very dark, but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
like the tents of Kedar,
like the curtains of Solomon.
Do not gaze at me because I am dark,
because the sun has looked upon me.
My mother’s sons were angry with me;
they made me keeper of the vineyards,
but my own vineyard I have not kept!
Tell me, you whom my soul loves,
where you pasture your flock,
where you make it lie down at noon;
for why should I be like one who veils herself
beside the flocks of your companions?
(Song of Solomon 1:5-7 ESV)
Plan a day at the ocean, lake or some other place where you can enjoy the sun, sand and water together. Set up a nice tent if you have one and make it a real event. Plan a gourmet lunch with lots of fruit and wine if you like. Be sure to slowly rub the suntan lotion on your spouse’s body allowing them to soak in the rays as well as bask in the love that you both share.
Come back tomorrow when we’ll share more Song of Solomon Date Ideas. 🙂
Recap: Below are the links to all the posts in this series…
As soon as I saw the title I liked it! Very creative idea! I will be pinning these to my date ideas board. Can’t wait to read the other 7!
Got this as a gift from a friend and it is now our “go to” wedding gift. 🙂
Sounds like a great book, Michelle. We’ll definitely check it out. Thanks for sharing!