Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Speaking of... SEX

Each week I gather with about 35 of my dear friends for what we call MOPS.  (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers)  We eat, laugh, gab, craft, tease, eat some more, listen, cry, pray, and just generally support one another through all the tough stuff of being a Mother of a child or children before they enter school.  It's amazing.  We have such an amazing group of ladies who not only have incredible hearts, but man can they cook!
Occasionally we have a speaker come in and talk to our group.  Over the years we've had a wide variety of topics covered.  Yesterday we had Emily Nelson come speak to our group about sex.  Now, you may be thinking..."Obviously they don't need any help in the sex department.  After all isn't that what got them to MOPS in the first place? The number of kids in childcare more than double the number of moms in attendance so..."  And I totally see your point! But I have to say that Emily's topic as well as her perspective was right on target for our group.

I'd like to share with you two things that really resonated with me.  Don't worry, you don't have to toggle screens if someone walks by.  I will keep this very G rated!

First, is a topic that I've blogged about before and feel strongly about.  Emily Nelson put it this way:
"Are you going to have a child centered marriage, or a spouse centered marriage?"

When it's worded this way it makes your priorities come into focus.  I saw many heads nodding in agreement when she spoke of the direct correlation between a happy, healthy marriage and happy healthy children!  The very BEST thing you can do to love your children is to love your spouse, intentionally and visibly.

Second, is the concept of creating "En Gedi".  She encourages couples to reclaim their bedrooms.   She says this:
"Your bedroom is your desert oasis for relaxation, rejuvenation and great sex!" 
 Too many times our bedrooms are the last to get cleaned or they become this dumping ground for things that don't have a home.   A cluttered and messy bedroom can make it harder to relax.  So do yourself a favor and clear away the clutter and create an EnGedi for you and your lover!

Emily was an amazing speaker.  Her use of humor, visual aids, stories, and audience participation really engaged our group.  As our moms laughed and nodded and took notes, I couldn't help but think of all the husbands who would be very happy as a result of today's great speaker!

For more information regarding Emily Nelson coming to speak for your group, please contact her at emilynelsonspeaks@gmail.com

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