Saturday, March 26, 2011

Create Your Own Spiritual High!

This is this week's Hot Tip from author and speaker Shannon Ethridge!

Hot Tip #57 - Create Your Own Spiritual High!

We have a running joke in our marriage that's actually not a joke. It's for real.

Whenever I leave to speak at a marriage, women's, or youth conference, I always say to my husband, "I look forward to returning home for some post-conference sex!"

How do I know there's going to be "post-conference sex?" Because after almost 20 years of traveling and speaking, I've learned that I always return from these events on a spiritual high. And when I'm on a spiritual high, guess what kind of other high comes naturally? Uh-huh. A sexual high!

I find it absolutely fascinating that whenever we fan the flames of our spirituality, the flames of our sexuality are stoked as well. It's kind of like in the opening lines of The Grapes of Wrath, where the minister preaches up a storm at a revival, then immediately goes into a field and has sex. It just seems like the most natural thing in the world -- as if we're doing exactly what God designed us to do – functioning as both spiritual and sexual beings.

So pray up a storm together, and see if you don't find yourself getting aroused eventually. Read a great spiritual book together, and consider it foreplay to something even richer. Attend a worship service together, and carve out the following block of time to simply go home, lay in each other's arms, and "debrief" from the service. :o)

Figure out what makes YOU come alive spiritually, and chances are, you'll also discover what makes you come alive sexually!

Wishing you both spiritual and sexual highs,
Shannon Ethridge, M.A.

Author and Advocate for Healthy Sexuality & Spirituality

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